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Autumn-Sowing of Grain

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1813 (engraved)
    c.1796 (drawn)
    1818 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Turner, Joseph Mallord William, born 1775 - died 1851 (artist)
    Hassell, John, born 1767 - died 1825 (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-coloured etching and aquatint

  • Credit Line:

    Mummery Bequest

  • Museum number:

    E.5380-1946

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case EL, shelf 137

Physical description

Hand-coloured etching and aquatint depicting the 'Autumn-Sowing of Grain'. A group of three agricultural labourers sow grain in the foreground, holding baskets, whilst another figure moves two large working horses across the field in the background, before a small village with a church. There are also chicken-like birds and a dog with the corner of a pond shown in the botton right hand corner. Lettered with the title and publishing details.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1813 (engraved)
c.1796 (drawn)
1818 (published)

Artist/maker

Turner, Joseph Mallord William, born 1775 - died 1851 (artist)
Hassell, John, born 1767 - died 1825 (engraver)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured etching and aquatint

Descriptive line

Hand-coloured etching and aquatint depicting the 'Autumn-Sowing of Grain', engraved by J. Hassell for the publication 'Aqua Pictura', after a drawing by J. M. W. Turner. Great Britain, 1813.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Miller, Elizabeth. Hand Coloured British Prints. London: Published by Trustees of the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1987.

Materials

Paper; Printing inks

Techniques

Etching; Aquatint; Hand-colouring

Subjects depicted

Sowing; Baskets; Autumn; Dog; Rural; Church; Farming; Field

Categories

Landscapes; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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