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TURNER, J M W; THORNBURY, WALTER - The Life of J M W Turner, R A Founded on Letters and Papers Furnished By His Friends and Fellow Academics

London, Chatto & Windus. 1877, 2nd Edition. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First published in 1862, this edition is revised and mostly rewritten. It explores the genius of the groundbreaking Romantic landscape and historical painter J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851). As both journalist and historian. The author 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. CONDITION Green cloth incised with bright gilt and black titles and border with a portrait of Turner to front (very light wear) pp xix 636 with 8 chromolithographs (most have clean tissue guards) and 2 b/w illus, appendix included a list of Turners works and sales records to date. 32 page publishers catalogue to rear. Copy is very bright and crisp, remnants of small ownership label to front pastedown. Overweight. Very Good.
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 44.25 | £UK 38 | JP¥ 5638] Book number 15473

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