“THE MOST ORIGINAL GENIUS IN LANDSCAPE PAINTING DURING THE 19TH CENTURY”
ARMSTRONG, Sir Walter. Turner. London: Thos. Agnew & Sons, 1902. Two volumes. Tall folio, contemporary full blue morocco gilt, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $4500.
Limited first edition, one of only 350 copies on Japanese paper, with 101 sepia and black-and-white photogravures of Turner’s oil paintings and watercolors (two printed in color). Beautifully bound by Howell.
“Already in the early 1800’s it was recognized that Turner was introducing a new and revolutionary approach to landscape. Besides showing attention to luminosity and atmosphere his painting became increasingly Romantic in its dramatic subject-matter and sense of movement” (Chilvers, 504). Includes a complete catalog of Turner’s oil paintings and watercolors. Out-of-series copy. Freitag 12638. Armorial bookplates.
Expert repair to one headcap. A splendid production in near-fine condition.