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Description: JOSEPH M. W. TURNER
(1775-1851) English painter, perhaps the greatest landscapist of the nineteenth century. Scarce third person A.L.S. 1p. 8vo., [n.p., n.d.], regarding his prints "Liber Studiorum". In full: "Mr. Turner presents his Com[plimen]ts to Miss Rushart and to state that the Liber Studiorum consists of 14 Nos. five subjects in each Price £14 & 14". In 1807 Turner began his great enterprise of publishing a series of 100 plates known as the Liber Studiorum. He published the first part of the Liber Studiorum on June 11, 1807, and contributed to the study of subject-matter, line, composition, atmosphere and tone for artists. The five prints in each volume were stitched together in gray-blue wrappers and printed: "... Liber Studiorum Illustrative of Landscape composition, viz. Historical, Mountainous, Pastoral, Marine and Architectural". Near fine condition.

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March 30, 2011 11:00 AM EDT

Stamford, CT, US

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