Tuesday, February 8, 2011

TURNER, Joseph Mallord William

Quillebeuf, at the Mouth of Seine
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.