Turner's Golden Visions
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Turner's Golden Visions

By C. Lewis Hind
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  • TURNER'S
  • GOLDEN VISIONS
    • BY
    • C. LEWIS HIND
      • WITH FIFTY OF THE PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS
        • OF TURNER REPRODUCED IN COLOUR
        • NOTE
        • PART ONE
      • A MEMORY: TELLS OF A BOY WHO LOVED TURNER'S 'VIEW OF ORVIETO'
        • THE BOY AND GOLDEN ORVIETO
        • THE BOY WONDERS AT TURNER'S ART LIFE
        • THE BOY WONDERS AT TURNER THE DUMB POET
        • THE BOY, HAVING BECOME A MAN, WONDERS AT THE 'INVENTORY' OF THE TURNER BEQUEST DRAWINGS
        • PART TWO
      • FROM 'FOLLY BRIDGE' TO 'CALAIS PIER'
        • BIRTHPLACE AND PARENTS
        • HE EXHIBITS AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY AND IS DESCRIBED AS A LIGHT-HEARTED, MERRY CREATURE
        • THE DRAWINGS OF 'THE INGENIUS MR. TURNER' ARE STATED BY A NEWSPAPER OF THE DAY TO BE 'TINCTURED WITH TRUTH AND FIDELITY'
        • HIS FIRST OIL PICTURES AND EXTRACTS FROM HIS SKETCH-BOOKS
        • HE EXHIBITS GRANDILOQUENT 'JASON' AND A SIMPLE 'VIEW ON CLAPHAM COMMON'
        • THE YEAR OF 'CALAIS PIER'
        • PART THREE
      • FROM 'THE SHIPWRECK' TO AN EARLY GOLDEN VISION
        • HE STUDIES AN ECLIPSE AND PAINTS THE SUNSET
        • HE PAINTS 'THE SHIPWRECK' FOR FAME, AND BEGINS A SERIES OF 'DELIGHT STUDIES' FOR LOVE
        • THE CHAOS OF THE 'HESPERIDES' AND THE PEACE OF 'ABINGDON'
        • HE BEGINS THE 'LIBER STUDIORUM' AND EXHIBITS 'THE SUN RISING THROUGH VAPOUR'
        • HE WRITES P.P. AFTER HIS NAME AND PAINTS IN A GARDEN AT HAMMERSMITH
        • HE EXHIBITS THE GLOWING 'RIVER SCENE WITH CATTLE,' AND REFUSES TO SELL 'BLIGH SAND'
        • A QUIET YEAR AND AN EARLY GOLDEN VISION
        • PART FOUR
      • FROM A JOURNEY TO DEVONSHIRE TO HIS RETURN FROM ITALY
        • 'APOLLO KILLING THE PYTHON' AND A PICNIC
        • HE EXHIBITS 'HANNIBAL CROSSING THE ALPS,' SUGGESTED BY A SNOWSTORM HE HAD SEEN AT FARNLEY
        • HOAR FROST AT SUNRISE THAT HAS VANISHED FROM 'A FROSTY MORNING'
        • HE PAINTS MORE CLASSICAL PICTURES, TURNS AUTHOR, AND IS HAPPY AT SANDYCOMBE
        • 'A WONDERFUL YEAR' AND A TURNERIAN LOVE-LETTER
        • SKIES! SKIES! SKIES!
        • HE SELLS FIFTY WATER-COLOURS TO MR. FAWKES OF FARNLEY HALL
        • 'THE ABBOTSFORD TURNERS,' AND AN AUCTION PRICE OF A TURNER WATER-COLOUR
        • TURNER'S FIRST VISIT TO ITALY, AND AN EXHIBITION IN GROSVENOR PLACE
        • RETURN FROM ITALY: HE BEGINS TO SIGHT HIS MYSTICAL VISIONS
        • PART FIVE
      • FROM 'THE BAY OF BAIÆ TO 'ULYSSES DERIDING POLYPHEMUS'
        • HE THROWS OFF ANOTHER 'NORHAM CASTLE' AND PREPARES TO STARTLE THE WORLD WITH 'THE BAY OF BAIÆ'
        • 'THE BAY OF BAIÆ': A CRITIC IS CRITICAL, AND A PAINTER IS ENTHUSIASTIC
        • A GLANCE AT SOME OF 'THE RIVERS OF ENGLAND' AND 'HARBOURS OF ENGLAND' WATER-COLOURS
        • A SOMEWHAT BARREN YEAR COMMENTED ON IN A BITTER LAMENT BY RUSKIN
        • ANOTHER UNIMPORTANT YEAR, IN WHICH HE LEAVES TWICKENHAM
        • HE PAINTS THE SEA IN THE OPEN, AND SOME THAMES-SIDE PICTURES
        • THE YEAR WHEN CONSTABLE DESCRIBED TURNER'S VISIONS AS 'GOLDEN, GLORIOUS, AND BEAUTIFUL'
        • THE YEAR OF 'ULYSSES DERIDING POLYPHEMUS'
        • PART SIX
      • FROM THE 'INTERIOR AT PETWORTH' TO THE PERIOD OF THE 'UNFINISHED' OILS
        • HE PAINTS THE 'INTERIOR AT PETWORTH' AND MOURNS THE DEATH OF HIS FATHER, AND OF SIR THOMAS LAWRENCE
        • HE TURNS HIS 'MAGIC LIMELIGHT' ON 'CALIGULA'S PALACE AND BRIDGE'; VISITS SIR WALTER SCOTT, AND MAKES HIS WILL
        • HE PAINTS 'CHILDE HAROLD'S PILGRIMAGE' AND IS JOCULAR ON VARNISHING DAY
        • HE PAINTS HIS FIRST 'VENICE' PICTURE AND RE-PURCHASES SOME OF HIS OWN DRAWINGS AT AUCTION
        • SOME OLD STORIES AND SOME AGELESS COLOUR STUDIES
        • PART SEVEN
      • FROM A CONSIDERATION OF THE 'UNFINISHED OILS TO' RAIN, STEAM AND SPEED' AND THE LAST SKETCH-BOOKS
        • SOME REMARKS ON THE 'UNFINISHED' OILS, AND BLACKWOOD'S ATTACK ON HIS 'VENICE' PICTURE OF THIS YEAR
        • THE RECEPTION OF 'JULIET AND HER NURSE' PROCLAIMS THAT TURNER IS BEGINNING TO LOSE FAVOUR WITH THE PUBLIC
        • 'TROUBLES BEGIN TO GATHER ABOUT HIM. NOTHING WILL GO RIGHT'
        • A 'NONSENSE PICTURE' OF 1838 WHICH IN 1878 FETCHED £5460 AT AUCTION
        • 'THE FIGHTING TÉMÉRAIRE,' AND A SEA-PIECE ON A VISITING-CARD
        • A CONTRAST BETWEEN THE TERRIFIC 'SLAVE SHIP' AND THE MILD 'NEW MOON'
        • HOW TURNER DID IT? HE 'GRASPED THE HANDLE AND PLUNGED THE WHOLE DRAWING INTO A PAIL OF WATER'
        • 'THE SNOWSTORM' AND SOME 'FAULTLESS' WATER-COLOURS
        • VISIONS OF VENICE AND THE FIRST VOLUME OF 'MODERN PAINTERS'
        • HE EXHIBITS 'RAIN, STEAM AND SPEED,' AND TWICE TRIES TO CROSS THE ALPS ON FOOT
        • PICTURES OF WHALERS, AND AN ENTRY ON THE LAST PAGE OF HIS LAST SKETCH-BOOK
        • PART EIGHT
      • THE YEARS OF DECLINE—AND THE END
        • THE BEGINNING OF TURNER'S DECLINE, AND A 'GREY, DIM DRAWING'
        • HE DISAPPEARS FROM HIS OLD HAUNTS, AND IS INTERESTED IN OPTICS AND PHOTOGRAPHY
        • HIS LAST FOUR PICTURES PAINTED IN HIDING AT CHELSEA
        • THE MYSTERY OF THE LAST YEARS OF HIS LIFE REVEALED TO HIS FRIENDS: AND HIS DEATH
        • PART NINE
      • AFTER TURNER'S DEATH TO THE OPENING OF THE TURNER GALLERY IN 1910
        • VICISSITUDES OF THE TURNER BEQUEST
        • 1906: EXHIBITION OF THE 'UNFINISHED' TURNERS AT THE TATE GALLERY
        • 1908: FIFTY-TWO MORE 'UNEXHIBITED' TURNERS SHOWN AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY
        • 1910: THE NEW 'TURNER GALLERY' AT MILLBANK
        • TURNER AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY—AND CLAUDE. A LAST LOOK
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