1903 Print Durham Cathedral England Church River Wear Mallord Turner Norman XAV9

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This is an original 1903 black and white halftone print of Durham Cathedral which is located in the city of Durham, England. This cathedral was founded in 1093 AD on a promontory overlooking the River Wear. It is an example of Norman architecture.

The original artwork for this print was created by Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) who was an English Romantic landscape painter, printmaker, and watercolorist. His artwork is regarded by some to be the Romantic precursor to the artistic movement known as Impressionism. He was nicknamed "the painter of light."

CONDITION

This 108+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. Light moisture wrinkling - top. Please note: There is printing on the verso. Please also note that there are a few small dark spots in the margins.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10 x 7 inches; 25 x 18 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)

This piece was illustrated by Turner, Joseph Mallord William. Artist name printed on page - top left 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.

Keywords specific to this image: Architecture, Great Britain, Romanticism

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