Turner on the Seine

Turner on the Seine

by Ian Warrell
     
 

Turner published two volumes of views of the River Seine in the early 1830s, when he was at the height of his success. The entire set of brilliant watercolors is reproduced for the first time in this book, along with preliminary studies and oil paintings, many of which have been newly identified.

As the text demonstrates, the designs were born out of Turner's long

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Turner published two volumes of views of the River Seine in the early 1830s, when he was at the height of his success. The entire set of brilliant watercolors is reproduced for the first time in this book, along with preliminary studies and oil paintings, many of which have been newly identified.

As the text demonstrates, the designs were born out of Turner's long familiarity with the Seine. His views were published amidst an explosion of interest in the Seine as a subject for illustrated travel books. Ian Warrell examines how Turner confronted the technical innovations of the new industrial age, making contemporary features of the river, such as canals and steamboats, the subjects of his pictures, prefiguring his future masterpiece The Fighting Temeraire. The enduring influence of Turner's Seine views is charted in the final chapter, which looks at the connections between them and Monet's famous series on Rouen Cathedral.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781854372192
Publisher:
Tate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
09/01/1999
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
10.90(w) x 8.61(h) x 0.64(d)

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