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Walter Thornbury - Author

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Books by Walter Thornbury

Haunted London

Haunted London

Author: Walter Thornbury Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/02/2018

Haunted London

Haunted London

Author: Walter Thornbury Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/02/2018

Turkish Life and Character

Turkish Life and Character

Author: Walter Thornbury Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/10/2015

The Life of J. M. W. Turner, R. a

The Life of J. M. W. Turner, R. a

Author: Walter Thornbury Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/10/2015

Haunted London

Haunted London

Author: Walter Thornbury Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/08/2013

The Life of J. M. W. Turner

The Life of J. M. W. Turner

Author: Walter Thornbury Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/07/2013

The Life of J. M. W. Turner Founded on Letters and Papers Furnished by his Friends and Fellow Academicians

The Life of J. M. W. Turner Founded on Letters and Papers Furnished by his Friends and Fellow Academicians

Author: Walter Thornbury Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/02/2013

This pioneering two-volume biography, first published in 1862, explores the genius of the groundbreaking Romantic landscape and historical painter J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851). As both journalist and historian, author Walter Thornbury (1828-76) has a light touch, yet he draws on a wide range of correspondence, sketchbooks, watercolours and etchings to give a detailed picture of Turner's artistic development and connections, and his increasingly eccentric character. Volume 2 fills out the record by detailing the artist's relationships with patrons such as Lord Egremont of Petworth House, and such fellow Royal Academicians as the sculptor Sir Francis Chantrey. Among the topics covered here are Turner's love of poetry, dealings with buyers, miserliness (or otherwise), the tailing off of his powers, and his final mysterious metamorphosis into 'Admiral Booth'. Advised by Ruskin not to try to 'mask the dark side' of his subject, Thornbury presents a rounded but still admiring picture of his hero.

The Life of J. M. W. Turner Founded on Letters and Papers Furnished by his Friends and Fellow Academicians

The Life of J. M. W. Turner Founded on Letters and Papers Furnished by his Friends and Fellow Academicians

Author: Walter Thornbury Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/02/2013

This pioneering two-volume biography, first published in 1862, explores the genius of the groundbreaking Romantic landscape and historical painter J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851). As both journalist and historian, author Walter Thornbury (1828-76) has a light touch, yet he draws on a wide range of correspondence, sketchbooks, watercolours and etchings to give a detailed picture of Turner's artistic development and connections, and his increasingly eccentric character. Volume 1 traces the artist's progress from humble cockney beginnings, through youthful friendship and rivalry with Thomas Girtin and a stint as a drawing-master, to his establishment as a Royal Academician at the heart of the nineteenth-century art world. Thornbury sees Turner from all angles, covering his travels at home and abroad, his watercolour and printmaking techniques, his love of sea and sky and colour gradations, and even his fraught monetary dealings. The author also fully contextualises great works like Ulysses Deriding Polythemus and The Fighting Temeraire.

Old and New London Vol. VI

Old and New London Vol. VI

Author: Walter Thornbury, Edward Walford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/04/2011

Old and New London, Etc. Vol. IV

Old and New London, Etc. Vol. IV

Author: Walter Thornbury, Edward Walford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/04/2011

Old and New London, Etc.

Old and New London, Etc.

Author: Walter Thornbury, Edward Walford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/04/2011

Old and New London, Etc.

Old and New London, Etc.

Author: Walter Thornbury, Edward Walford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/03/2011

Old and New London, Etc.

Old and New London, Etc.

Author: Walter Thornbury, Edward Walford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/03/2011

Old and New London, Etc.

Old and New London, Etc.

Author: Walter Thornbury, Edward Walford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/03/2011

Two Centuries of Song

Two Centuries of Song

Author: Walter Thornbury, D Appleton and Co Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/04/2010

Two Centuries of Song

Two Centuries of Song

Author: Walter Thornbury, D Appleton and Co Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2010

A Tour Round England

A Tour Round England

Author: Walter Thornbury Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/02/2009

A Tour Round England

A Tour Round England

Author: Walter Thornbury Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2009

Life in Spain Past and Present

Life in Spain Past and Present

Author: Walter Thornbury Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2009

Life in Spain Past and Present, Volume I

Life in Spain Past and Present, Volume I

Author: Walter Thornbury Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2009

Life in Spain Past and Present, Volume I

Life in Spain Past and Present, Volume I

Author: Walter Thornbury Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/01/2009

Life in Spain Past and Present

Life in Spain Past and Present

Author: Walter Thornbury Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/01/2009