Young Mr Turner

Young Mr Turner

The First Forty Years, 1775-1815

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A complex figure, and divisive during his lifetime, Joseph Mallord William Turner (17751851) has long been considered Britains greatest painter. An artist of phenomenal invention, complexity, and industry, Turner is now one of the worlds most popular painters. This comprehensive new account of his early life draws together recent scholarship, corrects errors in the existing literature, and presents a wealth of new findings. In doing so, it furnishes a more detailed understanding than ever before of the connections between Turners life and art.
Taking a strictly chronological approach, Eric Shanes addresses Turners intellectual complexity and depth, his technical virtuosity, his personal contradictions, and his intricate social and cultural relations. Shanes draws on decades of familiarity with his subject, as well as newly discovered source material, such as the artists principal bank records, which shed significant light on his patronage and sales. The result, written in a warm, engaging style, is a comprehensive and magnificently illustrated volume which will fundamentally shape the future of Turner studies.
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2016
ISBN: 9780300140651
0300140657
Branch Call Number: 759.2 TURNE SHANE
Characteristics: 538 pages

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