My Home Library Reading

The Sunset Ship by JMW Turner

Posted on: December 5, 2011

 

‘THE SUNSET SHIP’ the poems of JMW TURNER
Publisher: Scorpion Press (1966)
Hardcover: 118 pages
ASIN: B003U5L2HM

SYNOPSIS:

Joseph Mallord William Turner (23 April 1775-19 December 1851), was born in London, England. And Turner was a prominent figure in the London art world. He was Professor of Perspective at the Royal Academy, and was acting President in 1845-6. But his personal life remained very private, and he became increasingly reclusive with old age.

The poems that I recite on the above video are as follows:

(33) ‘The Blank Book’ on page 93.
(63) ‘Fancy and Imagination’ on page 126.
(50e) ‘Ancient Works’ on page 110.
(49) ‘Broach as a Jewel Guarding a Lady(s) Breast’ on page 107.

It has been said in this poetry book, that JMW Turner wrote them between 1807-1811 of which there are 131 poems in total.

And in the foreword, says of that JMW Turner’s mind and the fact that he had his own complete philosophy of art and life; they yield us extremely valuable clues to his thinking and his forms of development.

MY BOOK REVIEW:

I will post a book view at some future date.

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