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British Museum Department of Prints and Drawings

Overview
Works: 734 works in 1,638 publications in 3 languages and 16,972 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  History  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Illustrated works  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Other
Classifications: NC242.T9, 759.5
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Turner's early sketchbooks; drawings in England, Wales and Scotland from 1789 to 1802 by J. M. W Turner( Book )

6 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essence of J. M. W. Turner's vision is in his 20,000 sketches, which document his development like a vast pictorial diary. This handsome book contains the largest selection of the sketches of his formative years ever reproduced in one volume. Each sketch is as close to its actual size as possible ; many are reproduced in four-color offset lithography, so that they are extraordinarily faithful to the original work. Although Turner's sketches are admired as immediate, intimate revelations of his genius, these early sketchbooks - belonging to the decade of the artist's life written off by Ruskin as the "learning" period - have been unjustly neglected. The young Turner was an accomplished draughtsman, a brilliant watercolorist, and an extraordinary observer of nature. His early work reveals his sensitivity to the moods of weather and landscape, and the originality of his extremely direct technique. The early sketches also demonstrate the precise study of light and atmosphere that underlay the revolutionary landscapes of his later years. The text follows the energetic, observant young artist on his travels in the England, Wales, and Scotland of the late Eighteenth Century. The beautiful sketches, reproduced in near facsimile, show the early stages of the artist's self development and the emergence of a style that captured brilliantly the fleeting effects of nature and the visual qualities of an England still largely unmechanized. The silence of the English landscape was broken only by the creaking of windmills ; her rivers were frequented by sailing ships ; her towns were dominated by gothic towers ; and her mountains were still remote and wild. Working on a small scale, swiftly and decisively, the young Turner laid the foundation for a career that has led many critics to call him "the first modern painter." -- Provided by publisher
The print in Germany, 1880-1933 : the age of expressionism : prints from the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum by Frances Carey( Book )

26 editions published between 1984 and 1993 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rubens : drawings and sketches : catalogue of an exhibition at the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum, 1977 by Peter Paul Rubens( Book )

8 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turner in the British Museum : drawings and watercolours : catalogue of an exhibition at the Department of Prints and Drawings of the British Museum, 1975 by J. M. W Turner( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Manet to Toulouse-Lautrec : French lithographs, 1860-1900 : catalogue of an exhibition at the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum, 1978 by Frances Carey( Book )

7 editions published in 1978 in English and French and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italian drawings in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum by British Museum( Book )

26 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schede illustrative e critiche dei disegni leonardiani e leonardeschi conservati al British Museum di Londra
British landscape watercolours, 1600-1860 by Lindsay Stainton( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British artists from Hollar to Ruskin excelled in the art of the watercolour. In its delicate strength they found the perfect medium in which to express a growing response to Nature and their environment. Artists such as Sandby, Girtin, Turner, and Cotman travelled in search of romantic landscapes, picturesque ruins and dramatic urban skylines, visiting places as diverse as the Yorkshire moors, Norwich, Venice and Rome. Over 140 of their finest watercolours are reproduced here in full colour and discussed in detailed notes. In the introduction Lindsay Stainton explores the development of the relationship between Nature and Art and shows how patrons and the public could influence the life and work of an artist during this golden age of British painting. -- Book cover
A Florentine picture-chronicle : being a series of ninety-nine drawings representing scenes and personages of ancient history, sacred and profane by Maso Finiguerra( Book )

11 editions published between 1898 and 1980 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disasters of war : Callot, Goya, Dix by Jacques Callot( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Disasters of War examines three great series of war etchings: Jacques Callot's Miseries of War, Goya's The Disasters of War and Otto Dix's War. Although the etchings were created in different centuries, and are stylistically unalike, they are links in a chain: Callot's influence on Goya is reflected in the latter's choice of title (a deliberate echo) and Dix shows his debt to Goya by quoting from him directly in one image. These prints are cornerstones of a vital tradition in European war art, an art of realism and protest." "Each series is the subject of an authoritative essay, placing it in its historical context."--BOOK JACKET
Catalogue of British drawings by British Museum( Book )

25 editions published in 1960 in English and Undetermined and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italian baroque drawings by N. J. L Turner( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italian drawings in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum : artists working in Parma in the sixteenth century ... by A. E Popham( Book )

25 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michelangelo; sculptor, painter, architect by Charles De Tolnay( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A distillation of Charles de Tolnay's monumental studies on Michelangelo, this book surveys the whole range of Michelangelo's career and achievements in sculpture, painting, and architecture ... completed and enriched by nearly four hundred illustrations"--Cover
The late etchings of Rembrandt: a study in the development of a print: an Arts Council exhibition [at the] British Museum Gallery of Prints & Drawings, 20 March-11 May 1969 by Arts Council of Great Britain( Book )

12 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The print in Italy, 1550-1620 by Michael Bury( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Auden poems, Moore lithographs : an exhibition of a book dedicated by Henry Moore to W.H. Auden with related drawings by British Museum( Book )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italian drawings in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum : Michelangelo and his studio by Johannes Wilde( Book )

14 editions published between 1953 and 1975 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Disasters of war : Callot, Goya, Dix
Alternative Names

controlled identityBritish Museum

British Museum Dept. of Prints and Drawings

Department of Prints and Drawings

Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum.

Department of Prints and Drawings of the British Museum.

Gallery of Prints & Drawings of the British Museum.

Languages
English (325)

Spanish (1)

French (1)

Covers
The print in Italy, 1550-1620