Monday, August 20, 2012

Joseph Mallord William Turner, ctd

England: Richmond Hill, on the Prince Regent's Birthday (1819)

Mount Vesuvius in Eruption (1817)

Fall of the Tees, Yorkshire (1825-26)

 The Burning of the Houses of Parliament (1834-35)

 Fort Vimieux (1831)

 Frosty Morning (1813)

 Goldau (1834)

 Hafod (1798)

 Heidelberg (ca. 1846)

Juliet and Her Nurse (1836)

From the Tate Gallery web site, about this painting: 
Exhibited at the Royal Academy early in 1836, 'Juliet and her Nurse' became the subject of a vicious attack by the Reverend John Eagles in an article published in 'Blackwood's Magazine' later in the year. Eagles wrote that the picture was 'a strange jumble', but one of his chief complaints was that Turner should have chosen to set this scene from 'Romeo and Juliet' in Venice rather than Verona. No doubt Turner's decision to place Shakespeare's famous heroine in Venice was influenced by the romantic atmosphere of the city; in the foreground she is seen musing on her new-found love.

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