Alexander J Finberg

Turner's Water Colours At Farnley Hall By JOSEPH MALLORD WILLIAM TURNER RA (1775-1851) C. 1900, England

Published: "The Studio" Ltd. ,undated c 1900

Date: 1900 - 1900

Turner became acquainted with Mr Walter Ramsden Hawksworth Fawkes of Farnley Hall, Yorkshire, in 1802. The paintings illustrated in this volume are accompanied by a text by the noted art critic Alexander J Finberg, who was commissioned by the Trustees of the National Gallery to complete John Ruskin’s arrangement and inventory of the Turner bequest there. Finberg documents 196 water colours by Turner that had been, or still were at Farnley Hall, together with details of their ownership where individual watercolours were sold at Christie's. This 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.


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.



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