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1902 Wood Engraving JMW Turner Romanticism Art Ulysses Deriding Polyphemus XAFA9

1902 Wood Engraving JMW Turner Romanticism Art Ulysses Deriding Polyphemus XAFA9

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"Ulysses Deriding Polyphemus, by J.M.W. Turner"

This is an original 1902 black and white wood engraving of an oil painting by Joseph Mallord William Turner entitled "Ulysses Deriding Polyphemus" that portrayed the Roman hero Ulysses sailing triumphantly aboard his ship after his escape from the lair of the cyclops Polyphemus.


This 110+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. Some light surface rub. Small tear - bottom margin.

  • Product Type: Original Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 9.5 x 6.5 inches; 24 x 17 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

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This piece was illustrated by Turner, Joseph Mallord William. Artist name printed on page - bottom center of image.

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.

Reproductive art by Timothy Cole.

Keywords specific to this image: Nautical, Maritime, Greek Mythology, Homer, Odyssey

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