Turner’s Modern and Ancient Ports: Passages through Time

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In the mid-1820s, Turner exhibited two monumental, and controversial, paintings of ports Cologne and Dieppe, now both in The Frick Collection. This in-depth study of these two seminal paintings also addresses a wide selection of Turner’s works in both oil and watercolor from the 1820s, placing them in the context of radical changes in British social and economic structures. Drawing from period travel accounts, contemporary critical commentary, and new technical analyses, this magnificently illustrated book presents new scholarship and offers fresh perspectives on the pivotal middle years of Turner’s career.

Hardcover, 9 1/2 x 11 in., 176 pages, 120 color illustrations

Susan Grace Galassi, Ian Warrell, and Joanna Sheers Seidenstein, with Gillian Forrester, Rebecca Hellen, and Eloise Owens
The Frick Collection in association with Yale University Press