THE LIFE OF J. M. W. TURNER, R. A. Founded on Letters and Papers Furnished by His Friends and Fellow Academicians

By: Thornbury, Walter ; [J. M. W. Turner]

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636 pages; Illustrated with 8 lovely chromolithographs (after J. M. W. Turner's original drawings) and 2 wood-engravings. xx, 636 pp. Original blue cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and gilt image of a painter's palette on front board. Some wear to cloth at head of spine, paper lightly toned. Offsetting from two old newsclippings tipped in at first blank and halftitle; otherwise clean and tight. Joseph Mallord William Turner, RA (1775 – 1851) was an English Romantic landscape painter, water-colourist, and printmaker. Turner was quite a controversial figure, but modern critics and art historians credit him with elevating landscape painting to new level of artistic achievement. Turner is commonlyoften referred to as "the painter of light." Contents; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings.

Title: THE LIFE OF J. M. W. TURNER, R. A. Founded on Letters and Papers Furnished by His Friends and Fellow Academicians

Author Name: Thornbury, Walter ; [J. M. W. Turner]

Categories: Illustrated Books, 19th Century, Antiquarian Books, Art and Art History,

Edition: First American Edition

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt: 1877

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: 8vo

Seller ID: 41572

Keywords: J. M. W. Turner Joseph Mallord William Turner British Painters English Artists