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Lot #438
J. M. W. Turner

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Estimate: $600+
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Massive unsigned book: The Turner Gallery: A Series of Sixty Engravings from the Principal Works of Joseph Mallord William Turner, With a Memoir and Illustrative Text by Ralph Nicholson Wornum. London: James S. Virtue, circa mid-to-late 1800s. Hardcover bound in full red morocco with gilt decoration, 20 x 27.5, 91 pages plus 60 unpaginated engraved plates, all of which are present in the volume. Despite the book's overwhelming size, the text and engravings are bordered by wide margins. In overall very good condition, with substantial scuffing and rubbing to exterior. A truly impressive volume reproducing sixty works by the highly regarded English Romanticist landscape painter.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #585 - Ended June 10, 2020