J.M.W.Turner From Painting to Engraving

From Painting to Engraving

Joseph Mallord William Turner R A

Edited by Douglas Carpenter – Available from Amazon as an eBook or paperback

Turner book Joseph Mallord William Turner R AThis e-book compares William Turner’s painting to the equivalent engraving. Included are many descriptions of the paintings and engravings. Compare dates of the painting exhibited to the published engraving. Includes 20 or more unique illustrations relevant to the book. Most of the 32 paintings in this e-book are digitally remastered to appear further like they may have when Turner was alive. An in-depth study of 12 of William Turner’s engravings from The Liber Studiorum.


J. M. W. Turner RA – ChronologyPost William Turner Traditional Engraving Methods Part One – the Engravings: The Grand Canal, Venice – The Fighting Temeraire – Rome from the Vatican – Fishing Boats off Calais – Ulysses Deriding Polyphemus – Caligula’s Palace and Bridge – Stranded Vessel off Yarmouth – Childe Harolds Pilgrimage – Venice the Grand Canal – The Golden Bough – St. Michaels Mount, Cornwall – Shipwreck off Hastings – Venice; the Dogana – Regulus leaving Carthage – Modern Italy – Ancient Italy – Ancient Rome – Venice from the Giudecca – Lake of Lucerne – Snow-Storm – Rain, Steam and Speed – The Opening of the Wallhalla – Heidelberg – A Fire at Sea – Whalers – Line Fishing Off Hastings – Apollo and Daphne in the Vale of Tempe – The Parting of Hero and Leander – The Loretto Necklace – Ehrenbreitstein and much more.

Artist J.M.W.Turner 1775 – 1851. Perhaps the most famous English Romantic landscape artist. He became known as ‘the painter of light’. Art history in the making for all modern art can be said to derive from Romanticism.

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by Douglas Carpenter (Author, Editor), William Cosmo Monkhouse (Narrator)

Turner was not an easy man to understand, and he did not try to be. Introverted by nature, he became increasingly solitary as the years went by. He never spoke of his mother, who had died insane in a time when the medical profession’s understanding of mental illness was scarcely above the witch-doctor stage. He never wed, and he observed such a strict secrecy about his relationships with his two successive mistresses (by which he is known to have fathered at least two children) that it is difficult if not impossible to know what they may have meant to him. His only publicly-acknowledged close relationship was with his father, who became his studio assistant and general factotum for many years and whose death was said to be emotionally devastating to the son.