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Object ID 000138

Object Name Turner

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Collection Mark Shields Memorial Collection

Accession # 2017.01.258.213

Alternate ID NF 759.2 TUR

General Category Printed Material

Category Books


Source Category Atwater

Accession Date MAY 22,2018


Location NF

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Object Keywords Turner, J. M. W.,Biography,English Painter,Hamilton, James Author,

Title Turner



Edition 1st U.S. ed.

Description / Abstract J.M.W. Turner was a painter whose treatment of light put him squarely in the pantheon of the world’s preeminent artists, but his character was a tangle of fascinating contradictions. While he could be coarse and rude, manipulative, ill-mannered, and inarticulate, he was also generous, questioning, and humane, and he displayed through his work a hitherto unrecognized optimism about the course of human progress. With two illegitimate daughters and several mistresses whom Turner made a career of not including in his public life, the painter was also known for his entrepreneurial cunning, demanding and receiving the highest prices for his work.

Physical Description xxv, 461 p. : ill. 24 cm.

Author Hamilton, James, 1948-

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ISBN 140006015x


Language English

Publisher New York : Random House, 2003.

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Spine / Label 759.2 TUR