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Turner's Water Colours At Farnley Hall By JOSEPH MALLORD WILLIAM TURNER RA (1775-1851) C. 1900, England
1900 - J M W Turner became acquainted with Mr Walter Ramsden Hawksworth Fawkes of Farnley Hall,Yorkshire,in 1802. This volume,undated,produced by 'The Studio' Ltd.,( London, Paris, New York) to a text by the noted art critic Alexander J Finberg (1866 - 1939). Finberg had been commissioned by the Trustees of the National Gallery to complete the arrangement and inventory of the Turner bequest there, work he took on after that of Ruskin. Finberg was also the author of many books about Turner and art generally. Finberg documents 196 water colours by Turner that had been,or still were at Farnley Hall,together with their owner where individual watercolours were offered for sale at Christie's. The illustrations are grouped: a. 1 - 8 The Oil Paintings b. 9 - 24 Early Swiss Drawings c. 25 - 75 The Rhine Drawings d. 76 - 91 Yorkshire,Marine and Other Subjects e. 92 - 161 The Wharfedale Series f.162 - 191 Vignettes etc. The volume has several articles by Finberg: pp. 1 - 16 Turner's personal relations with Mr W Fawkes, 17 - 18, Turner's relations with Mr H Fawkes,inc. analysis of the watercolours 18 - 28, 28 conclusion. The volume includes thirty of the works held at Farnley Hall,all in colour. The full title to each piece appears on the tissues all of which are intact. HIDE FULL DESCRIPTION Marked / Inscribed "The Studio" Ltd. ,undated Dimensions h 35cm (13in) w 40cm (15in) d 2cm (1in) Condition Quarter calf boards in extremely good condition,Farnley coat of arms and gilded title to front and spine, both very good,slight foxing to pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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