Joseph Mallord William Turner
by William Daniell, published by William Smith, after George Dance Click on the links below to find out more
soft-ground etching, published 10 May 1827 (31 March 1800)
11 7/8 in. x 8 5/8 in. (302 mm x 218 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
- George Dance (1741-1825), Architect and portrait draughtsman. Artist associated with 322 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
- William Daniell (1769-1837), Landscape painter and engraver. Artist associated with 288 portraits.
- William Smith (died 1835), Printseller. Artist associated with 11 portraits.
- NPG D12108: Joseph Mallord William Turner (from same plate)
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