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PLEASE REPLY TO S. C. KAINES SMITH, STARETON HOUSE, STARETON, NR. KENILWORTH TELEPHONE: LEAMINGTON SPA 171 THE COOK COLLECTION KEEPER: S. C. KAINES SMITH, M.B.E., M.A., F.S.A. STATION: LEAMINGTON SPA No.407. Joseph William Mallord Turner, R.A. "The "Fifth" Plague of Egypt" Oil on Canvas, 49 x 72 in. Painted in 1800 for Beckford, Exhibitned R.A., 1800, No. 206. Actually represents, not the fifth, but the seventh plague (of hail and fire). Exhibited, International Exhibition, 1862, No. 268 (as the [[underlined]]Seventh Plague[[/underlined]]) Subsequently in the collection of Mr. George Young and the Marquess of Westminster, by whom it was lent to the Royal Academy in 1871, No.140. Purchased in 1876 from Sir Charles Robinson. Exhibited Guildhall, 1899, No.9. " Royal Academy, 1903, No.66. Reproduced in [[underlined]] Les Arts [[/underlined]], Aug. 1905. Lit. Ruskin, "Modern Painters" 1902 Ed, Vol.i, p. 138,,v., p.329. Athenaeum, Jan, 28, 1871. Times, Jan. 3, 1903. Sir. W. Armstrong "Turner", 1902, Vol. i, p.48. A.J.Finberg, Inventory of Turner Drawings in the National Gallery, Vol.i, pp.117, 171, 176, & 315. also p. 79., pp.24-28, &c. 7. W.G.Rawlinson, Turners [[underlined]] Liber Studiorum [[/underlined]]. 1906, p.47
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