The Oxford Companion to J. M. W. Turner by Evelyn JollThe Oxford Companion to J. M. W. Turner by Evelyn Joll

The Oxford Companion to J. M. W. Turner

EditorEvelyn Joll, Martin Butlin, Luke Herrmann

Hardcover | February 15, 2001

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The first ever authoritative guide to Turner and all aspects of his artJ. M. W. Turner is generally acknowledged not only as Britain's greatest painter, but as one of the finest and most original of all landscape painters. His long life and exceptionally large and varied oeuvre has created a body of art, and accompanying literature and primary sources, that aredaunting and often inaccessible to the scholar and Turner enthusiast alike. The Oxford Companion to J. M. W. Turner, the first reference work devoted entirely to this artist, is an authoritative guide to every aspect of Turner's life, his art, his reception past and present, and the cultural,social, and political context in which he worked. Written by a team of the foremost Turner scholars in the world, the Companion presents the very latest information available, in a form that is both easy to use and enjoyable to read. Over 760 alphabetical entries offer* the fullest possible accounts of the private and public life of this baffling and secretive man - his family and friends, his mistresses and children; his interests and travels, patrons and associates, his will and bequest * details of his working methods; his stylistic development; the artists who influenced and inspired him, and those whom he influenced in turn; pupils and assistants; exhibitions during his lifetime, and the prices paid for his pictures * full coverage of the subjects and topographies depicted in his art, from Walter Scott's country house at Abbotsford to his panoramic views of Zurich * over 100 entries on the most important individual works and groups of works-oils, watercolours, and engravings, both exhibited and unexhibited * contextual coverage of contemporary artists, literary influences, political events and the issues of his day, from slavery to the Sublime * a complete account of past and modern Turner scholarship, and of important exhibitions, public and private collections, dealers and the market for his art today WITH: EXQUISITE COLOUR PLATES; CHRONOLOGY OF HIS LIFE AND TIMES; EXTENSIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY; LISTING OF PUBLIC COLLECTIONS WITH WORKS BY TURNER
Evelyn Joll is a former Chairman of Agnew's, the art dealers acknowledged for more than a century as the principal dealers in Turner's art. He was a founding member of the editorial board of the journal Turner Studies, and he was Chairman of the Turner Society from 1994 to 2000. Martin Butlin was an Assistant Keeper at the Tate Gallery...
Title:The Oxford Companion to J. M. W. TurnerFormat:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 1.34 inPublished:February 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198600259

ISBN - 13:9780198600251


Table of Contents

PrefaceList of contributorsList of platesClassified list of entriesAbbreviationsNote to the ReaderA-Z entriesBibliographyChronologyList of works in public collectionsPicture credits

Editorial Reviews

`excellent'Maggie Gee, New Statesman 19/02/01