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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

TURNER, Joseph Mallord William


Quillebeuf, at the Mouth of Seine
1833
Oil on canvas, 88 x 120 cm
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon

TURNER, Joseph Mallord William (1775 – 1851)
English Romantic landscape painter, watercolourist and printmaker.
Turner was considered a controversial figure in his day, but is now regarded as the artist who elevated  landscape painting to an eminence rivalling history painting.