This 134+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Moderate aging throughout. Light wrinkling.
Samuel Butler once said that "the history of art is the history of revivals". The veracity of this statement couldn't be more true than in this evocative collection of images from some of the best Baroque, Renaissance, and Romantic style artists that Period Paper is proud to present! Rediscover a lost painting by Leonardo da Vinci entitled, "The Battle of Anghiari", and witness works by other Italian Renaissance legends such as Raphael's "The Ecstasy of Saint Cecilia", Michelangelo's "The Three Fates", and Titian's "The Tribute Money". Savor the picturesque grandeur of a Baroque landscape by Claude Lorrain, or the Grand Style portraits by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Admire the romanticism present in Joseph Mallord William Turner's Nordham Castle on the Tweed" or Washington Allston's "Saul and the Witch of Endor". And don't forget to leave time to appreciate the Dutch Golden Age with several of Rembrandt's classic works, including "The Night Watch" and "Saint Jerome in His Study". To continue taking in the aesthetics, simply click on the link provided below the condition paragraph to view even more pieces by Albrecht Durer, Bartolome Esteban Murillo, and Anthony van Dyck. Enjoy!
This piece was illustrated by Turner, Joseph Mallord William. There is no visible artist signature.
Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851)
Joseph Turner was British artist who become renowned for his landscape painting. A true master, he brought landscapes into a realm of painting previously under-appreciated. Proficient in both oil and watercolor, he blended Romanticism with a style of painting similar to Impressionism, although pre-dating it. Although he never married, he did carry on a relationship with an older widow for many years. Unfortunately, despite the vibrance and chromatic appearance of many of his pieces, he did suffer from depression after the death of his father in 1829.