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Turner : the extraordinary life and momentous times of J.M.W. Turner / Franny Moyle.

Author/Creator:
Moyle, Franny, author.
Publication:
New York : Penguin Press, 2016.
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 508 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Turner, J. M. W. (Joseph Mallord William), 1775-1851.
Painters -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Painters.
England.
Local subjects:
Painters -- Great Britain -- Biography. (search)
Form/Genre:
Biography.
Biographies.
Summary:
The extraordinary life of J.M.W Turner, one of Britain's most admired, misunderstood and celebrated artists. Turner is Britain's most famous landscape painter. Yet beyond his artistic achievements, little is known of the man himself and the events of his life: the tragic committal of his mother to a lunatic asylum, the personal sacrifices he made to effect his stratospheric rise, and the bizarre double life he chose to lead in the last years of his life. A near-mythical figure in his own lifetime, Franny Moyle tells the story of the man who was considered visionary at best and ludicrous at worst.
Contents:
Admiral Booth
The beginning
"A pleasant good tempered youth, not fond of society"
A bee of the same hive
The most liberal encouragers of watercolour art
M'lord Turner
"W Turner called"
Gothick
Charitable relief
Politics
Adventure
A little reptile
Reimagined pasts
The eye and the intellect
The overturner
Summertimes
Waterloo
Earth and heaven
In search of the King
Brilliance
Industry
Indistinct, unintelligible, unstoppable
To please himself
"The morning march that flashes to the sun; the feast of vultures when the day is done"
Epilogue.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 447-482) and index.
Other format:
Online version: Moyle, Franny, author. Turner
ISBN:
9780735220928
0735220921
9780735220935 (ebook)
073522093X (ebook)
OCLC:
959080515
Publisher Number:
40026554446
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