Turner, J. M. W. (Joseph Mallord William), 1775-1851
- Existence: 1775-04-23 - 1851-12-19
J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851), English Romantic painter, printmaker, and watercolorist.
Found in 56 Collections and/or Records:
Ruskin advises Heaton on the market for drawings by J.M.W. Turner, recommending "the Walls of Rome or Parnassus as the sweetest drawings."
Ruskin remarks that it is necessary to devote time to art appreciation, noting that Heaton initially liked the sky of Turner's Berne which Ruskin states is "exactly the worst part of the drawing." Ruskin declares Caius Cestius "the finer vignette." Ruskin refers to "Mr Durham" (Joseph Durham, who sculpted a portrait bust of Heaton) but confesses that he doesn't "much care about sculpture."
Ruskin expresses his distaste that David Thomas White (art dealer) has offered Turner's Parnassus to Heaton for a price higher than the 50 guineas he offered to Ruskin. Ruskin tells Heaton to mention to White that she knows that White gave Ruskin a better price because "he will come down immediately." Ruskin says that White showed him Richmond's Alborough but that he doesn't care for it. [Date provided by Surtees: May 1855]
Ruskin advises Heaton to give White £5 for Turner's Castle St Angelo or offer White both her vignettes and £60 for larger drawings (he recommends either Turner's Salisbury or Ingleborough). If Heaton wants to keep her vignettes, Ruskin suggests that she "try to get the Parnassus with your other two - say 55 for it - but not more.". [Date provided by Surtees: May 1855]
"There is no other vignette comparable to those you have -- the Pisa & Bacharach are both inferior -- Keep what you have, & be proud and thankful. Many thanks & sincere ones for help with Arundel." [Date provided by Surtees: ? Early June 1885]
Ruskin tells Heaton that Rossetti has received both of the works she sent for the exhibition. Ruskin reiterates that all correspondence relating to the exhibition should be addressed to Rossetti. Ruskin asks Heaton how much she would be willing to pay for a work by Turner, telling her it is likely to be between £180 to £200 and enquires whether he should secure a good work by Turner as soon as he finds one. [Date provided by Surtees: Early March 1856]
Memorandum detailing Ruskin's debt to Heaton for items such as the Bolton Abbey photographs and Heaton's debt to Ruskin for her photographs and pieces from Turner's Liber Studiorum. [Date provided by Surtees: May 1856]