Rising from a modest background, Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) became the leading British artist of his era. Over the course of six decades, he transformed the genre of landscape through works that proclaimed him heir to the old masters even while they heralded a new and visionary direction in 19th-century painting. Known for his technical brilliance and startling use of light and color, he incorporated learned references to literature, mythology, and historical events in his pictures. We are excited to offer this engraving which was issued as part of one of his most famous works,The Turner Gallery,” a series of one hundred and twenty engravings.
Size: 10.5 x 14.5 inches
Print Maker: Joseph Turner
Medium: Black and White Steel Engraving