Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 December 2007

240 Pages | 39 Illustrations, black & white

9.4 x 6.7 inches

ISBN: 9780719077081

Bookseller Code (06)


J. M. W. Turner

The making of a modern artist

Sam Smiles

Published by Manchester University Press

  • First attempt to show how Turner's reputation was moulded after his death Provides a guide to one hundred years of interest in Turner by art critics and curators Shows how Turner was reinvented as the precursor of modern painting in the first half of the twentieth century Provides a valuable introduction to the vexed question of Turner's will, the creation of the Turner Request and the uses made of it since the 1850s

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