Sunday, 28 December 2008

Liber Studiorum

Frontispiece from JMW Turner’s Liber Studiorum (1806-19)This graphic shows the Frontispiece from J.M.W. Turner’s Liber Studiorum (Book of Studies), a collection of up to 70 mezzotints which he published from 1806 to 1819 and which had an enormous influence on artists in the nineteenth century. Turner’s treatise on the art of landscape was inspired by Claude Lorrain's Liber Veritatis (Book of Truth). The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA, recently acquired a nineteenth-century collector's album of 60 prints from Liber Studiorum (title link). For a larger graphic of the Frontispiece CLICK.


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