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The Life of J. M. W. Turner

The Life of J. M. W. Turner
Founded on Letters and Papers Furnished by his Friends and Fellow Academicians
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  • Date Published: February 2013
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108059442

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  • This pioneering two-volume biography, first published in 1862, explores the genius of the groundbreaking Romantic landscape and historical painter J. M. W. Turner (1775–1851). As both journalist and historian, author Walter Thornbury (1828–76) has a light touch, yet he draws on a wide range of correspondence, sketchbooks, watercolours and etchings to give a detailed picture of Turner's artistic development and connections, and his increasingly eccentric character. Volume 1 traces the artist's progress from humble cockney beginnings to his establishment as a Royal Academician at the heart of the nineteenth-century art world. Volume 2 fills out the record by detailing the artist's relationships with patrons such as Lord Egremont of Petworth House, and such fellow Royal Academicians as the sculptor Sir Francis Chantrey. Advised by Ruskin not to try to 'mask the dark side' of his subject, Thornbury presents a rounded but still admiring picture of his hero.

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    • Date Published: February 2013
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108059442
    • dimensions: 226 x 140 x 58 mm
    • weight: 1.12kg
    • contains: 7 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. The curtain rises
    2. The London of Turner's boyhood
    3. The sky painter
    4. Love and ambition
    5. Turner's contemporaries in water and oil
    6. Turner and Girtin at Dr Munro's
    7. Turner's friendly rival, Girtin
    8. Turner, the drawing-master
    9. Rise and progress of water-colour painting in England
    10. Turner in Yorkshire
    11. Turner in Scotland
    12. Turner's home and foreign tours
    13. Turner's work for the engravers
    14. Turner's art life (1)
    15. The 'Liber studiorum'
    16. Turner's art life (2)
    17. Turner's art life: second period, 1820–35
    18. The Polyphemus:
    1829
    19. Turner's art life, continued
    20. The old Téméraire
    21. Turner's art life: concluded
    22. Turner's note-books and sketches
    23. Turner's prices. Volume 2:
    1. Turner at Petworth
    2. Turner's poetry
    3. Turner's friends and contemporaries
    4. Turner and the Royal Academy
    5. Turner's character
    6. Turner at Queen Anne Street
    7. The origin of several pictures
    8. Turner on varnishing days
    9. Mr Ruskin and the Turner critics
    10. Turner as a correspondent
    11. Turner's Venetian pictures
    12. The business man
    13. Turner and Chantrey
    14. Thirst for knowledge in old age
    15. The Artists' Benevolent Fund
    16. Twilight
    17. The Turner portraits
    18. Turner's genius
    Appendix.

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    Walter Thornbury

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