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The Resource Turner's Britain, James Hamilton

Turner's Britain, James Hamilton

Label
Turner's Britain
Title
Turner's Britain
Statement of responsibility
James Hamilton
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The great English artist J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851) travelled around Britain at a time of exceptional change and upheaval following the Industrial Revolution. Unusually for a London childhood at the end of the eighteenth century, Turner's was spent away with relatives for long periods, and this set the pattern for a lifetime of journeys that saw him criss-crossing Britain in search of patronage and subject-matter. As Turner's poetry and the pattern of his print publishing confirm, it was the complex image of a growing sense of nationhood that he captured and celebrated as Britain grew to be the world's first industrial power." "Author James Hamilton takes us on Turner's restless journeys on foot and horseback, by stagecoach and riverboat, as the artist sketched the rural market towns, the burgeoning industrial cities and the lonely landscapes of Wales, northern England and Scotland. Britain's past is honoured in the looming forms of ancient castles and churches, and in the picturesque jumble of ancient shops and thoroughfares; its present by canals, soldiery and industrial workings." "Turner witnessed the repercussions of war in Europe and the threat of invasion to see Britain, the island kingdom, emerge as a triumphant naval power. By the 1840s Turner, now in old age, moved from his depiction of the dramatic interior of Britain to its edges. In his last images of the sea and shore, we look out across the water through Turner's eyes to a beckoning but indistinct future."--Jacket
Cataloging source
UKM
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1948-
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Hamilton, James
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
ND497.T8
LC item number
A4 2003c
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
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  • Turner, J. M. W.
  • Turner, J. M. W.
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Travel
  • Great Britain
  • Schilderijen
  • Tekeningen
  • Gravures
Label
Turner's Britain, James Hamilton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Published on the occasion of the exhibition Turner's Britain organized by Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery, 7 Nov. - 8 Feb. 2004"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
52565560
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9781858942117
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps, color portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)52565560
Label
Turner's Britain, James Hamilton
Publication
Note
"Published on the occasion of the exhibition Turner's Britain organized by Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery, 7 Nov. - 8 Feb. 2004"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
52565560
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9781858942117
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps, color portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)52565560

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