Chester

 
Series
The Copper-Plate Magazine
Engraver
Creation date
Materials
engraving
Dimensions
4 3/8 x 6 3/4 in (image) 5 15/16 x 8 in (plate) 8 1/8 x 10 3/4 in (sheet)
Credit line
Bequest of Kurt F. Pantzer
Accession number
80.805.2
Collection
Not Currently On View

In spite of the small format of his watercolor and its like-sized engraving, Turner managed to encompass a panoramic view of Chester with emphasis on the city walls and strong citadel that identified this bastion on the Welsh border.

A glimpse of a sailing barge descending the River Dee to the Irish Sea and a working brickyard are touches of local color that Turner added to enliven the otherwise static view of the city.

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