JMW Turner Bibliography (comprehensive) bibliography of JMW Turner the source JMW Turner scholarship: Ruskin John Ruskin Modern Painters; Thornbury Hamerton Conant Monkhouse Conant Rawlinson  Swinburne Sparrow Wedmore Cook
Wyllie Finberg Hind Bayes Chamot Kitson Wilkinson Selz Walker John Ruskin bibliography


Where does true JMW Turner Scholarship Begin?


John Ruskin 1887
Artist Barrant, eng. Johnson
Newly discovered Turner correspondence plus 



Bibliography for Rescuing Turner: a New Age of Art Discovery
 r malcolm setters / graham setters  biography JMW Turner


Books used that are specific to JMW Turner: Biographies/catalogues etc:
listed chronologically

John Ruskin, Modern Painters, (Fred DeFau & Company Publishers, New York, The Complete Works of John Ruskin) vols. 1-5.

Walter Thornbury, The Life of J.M.W. Turner, (Hurst and Blackett, Publishers, London, 1862), 2 vols.

Philip Gilbert Hamerton, Life of J.M.W. Turner R.A., (University Press: John Wilson & Son, Cambridge, 1879)

Helen S. Conant, J.M.W. Turner, (extract from Harper’s Monthly Magazine: 1878; published in Master-In-Art series by Bates and Guild Company, Boston, nov 1902)

Harper’s, Joseph Mallord William Turner, (Harpers New Monthly Magazine, 1878)

W. Cosmo Monkhouse, J.M.W. Turner R.A., (Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, London 1879)

Rev. S.A. Swaine, Turner the Artist, (Cassell & Company, Limited: London, Paris, New York, Melbourne, 1885)

Frederick Wedmore, Turner and Ruskin, (George Allen, London, 1900) 2 vols.

Charles Alfred Swinburne, Life and Work of J.M.W. Turner R.A., (Bickers and Son, London, 1902)

Walter Shaw Sparrow, The Genius of J.M.W. Turner R.A., (Offices of ‘The Studio’, London, Paris, and New York, MCMIII)

Byron Webber, James Orrock R.I., Painter, Connoisseur, Collector; (Chatto & Windus, London, in two volumes 1903), 2 vols.

Frances Tyrrell-Gill, Little Books On Art: Turner, (Methuen & Co., London, 1904)

The Editor (National Gallery), Hidden Treasures at the National Gallery, A Selection of Studies and Drawings by J. M. W. Turner, (London: “Pall Mall” Press, Holborn, 1905)

W. L. Wyllie A.R.A., J.M.W. Turner, (G. Bell & Sons, London, 1905)

E. T. Cook, Hidden Treasures at the National Gallery, A Selection of Studies and Drawings by J. M. W. Turner, (London: “Pall Mall” Press, Holborn, 1905)

W.G. Rawlinson, Turner’s Liber Studiorum, (MacMillan and Co, Limited, London, 1906)

James Mason: The Charm of Turner, (T.C. & E.C. Jack, London and Edinburgh, 1914)

C. Lewis Hind, Turner’s Golden Visions, (T. C. & E. C. Jack, Ltd., London, 1925)

John Anderson, Jr., The Unknown Turner, (pub. John Anderson, printed by The Scribner Press, 1926)

Walter Bayes A.R.W.S., Turner, A Speculative Portrait, (Geoffrey Bles, Pall Mall, London, 1931)

Camille Mauclair, Turner, (The Hyperion Press, Paris, agent - The Art Book Publications, N.Y., translated by Eveline Byam Shaw, 1939) [somewhat inaccurate]

Turner Art Exhibited, (New York Times, 24 August 1941)

W. G. Constable, Turner in America, (The Art Association of Indianapolis, ex. cat. 1955)

Wilbur D. Peat, Turner in America, (The Art Association of Indianapolis, ex. cat. 1955)

Mary Chamot with assistance of Martin Butlin and Dennis Farr, A Guide to the Tate Gallery, (Tate Gallery Publications and Information Department, 1959)

Sir Jon Rothenstein, Turner (1775-1851), (Beaverbrook Newspapers Limited, and Henry N. Abrams, London, 1960)

A.J. Finberg and Hilda F. Finberg, The Life of J.M.W. Turner R.A., (Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1961)

Edward Croft-Murray, Turner Watercolors from The British Museum, (Smithsonian Publication No. 4519, 1963)

Michael Kitson, J.M.W. Turner, (Blandford Press Ltd., London, 1964)

John Rothenstein and Martin Butlin, Turner, (George Braziller Inc., New York, 1964)

Martin Butlin, Turner Watercolours (Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, 1965)

Jack Lindsay, J. M. W. Turner, A Critical Biography, (New York Graphic Society, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1966)

Lawrence Gowing, Turner Imagination and Reality, (The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1966)

A.J. Finberg, introduction by Lawrence Gowing, Turner’s Sketches & Drawings, (Schocken, New York, 1968)

Luke Herrmann, Ruskin and Turner, (Faber and Faber, London, 1968)

Graham Reynolds, Turner,  (London: Thames and Hudson, 1969)

John Gage, Colour in Turner: poetry and truth, (Studio Vista Limited, London, 1969)

Gerald Wilkinson, Turner’s Early Sketchbooks, (Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, 1972)

Turner 1775-1851, Tate Gallery Publications Department 1974

Joseph R. Goldyne (intro), Turner: Works on Paper from American Collections, (University Art Museum, Berkeley, 1975)

Luke Herrmann, Turner, Paintings, Watercolours, Prints & Drawings, (Phaidon Press Limited, London, 1975)

Andrew Wilton, Turner in the British Museum, Drawings and Watercolours, (British Museum Publications Limited, London, 1975)

Gerald Wilkinson, Turner Sketches 1789-1820, (Barrie & Jenkins Ltd., London, 1977)

Jean Selz, Turner, (Crown Publishers, Inc. – New York, 1977)

Mordechai Omer, Turner and The Bible, (Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1979)

Andrew Wilton, J. M. W. Turner: His Art and Life, (Rizzoli International Publications, Inc. 1979)

George Jones; John Gage, ed., Collected Correspondence of J.M.W. Turner, (Clarendon Press – Oxford, 1980)

Mary Chamot, The Early Works of J.M.W. Turner, (London: Tate Gallery Publications, 1981)

John Walker, Turner, (Henry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, New York, 1983)

John McCoubrey, Parliament On Fire: Turner’s Buildings, (Art In America, Brant Art Publications, New York, Dec 1984)

Martin Butlin & Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, (Yale University Press, New Haven and London, Evelyn Joll’s 1977 intro. Revised Edition, 1984) 2 vols.

David Hill, In Turner’s Footsteps: Through the hills an dales of Northern England, (John Murray (Publishers) Ltd., London, 1984)

Jack Lindsay, ‘Turner: The Man and His Art’, (London: Granada, 1985)

Eric Shanes, J.M.W. Turner, The Foundations of Genius, (The Taft Museum Cincinnati, Ohio; Corbett Foundation; The Hennegan Co. printers, 1986)

John Gage, J.M.W. Turner ‘A Wonderful Range of Mind’. (London: Yale University Press, 1987)

Andrew Wilton, Turner In His Time, (Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, New York, 1987)

William Hardy, The History and Techniques of the Great Masters: Turner (New Jersey:  Chartwell Books, 1988)

Silvia Ginzburg, Turner, (Arch Cape Press, New York, 1990)

Peter Bower, Turner's Papers, A Study of the Manufacture... (Tate Gallery, 1990)

Andrew Wilton, Painting and Poetry, Turner’s Verse Book and his Work of 1804 – 1812, (Tate Gallery Publications, Millbank, 1990)

David Blayney Brown, From Turner’s Studio -- Paintings and Oil Sketches from the Turner Bequest, (Tate Gallery Publishing, 1991)

 Cecilia Powell, Turner's Rivers of Europe, (Tate Gallery, sponsored by Volkswagon, 1991)

Maurice Davies, Turner as Professor: The Artist and Linear Perspective, (Tate Gallery Publications, Millbank, London, 1992)

Joyce H. Townsend, Studies in Conservation, The Materials and Techniques of J. M. W. Turner Primings and Supports, (The International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, 1992)

Joyce Townsend, Turner’s Painting Techniques, (Tate Publishing, 1993)

Michael Bockemühl, J.M.W. Turner, The World of Light and Colour, (Taschen, Köln, 1993)

Cecilia Powell, Turner in Germany, (Tate Gallery Publications, London, 1995)

Michael Lloyd, Turner, (National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 1996)

James Hamilton, Turner and the Scientists, (Tate Gallery Publishing, London, 1998)

Robert Hewison, Ian Warrell, and Stephen Wildman, Ruskin, Turner and the Pre-Raphaelites, (Tate Gallery Publishing, 2000)

The Oxford Companion To J.M.W. Turner, (Oxford University Press Inc., New York, Evelyn Joll, Martin Butlin, and Luke Herrmann, 2001)

Lawrence Gowing, Turner’s First Continental Tour of 1802, (Turner Society News No. 91 August 2002)

Eric Shanes, Turner Rehung at Tate Britain, (TSN London, issue no. 93, March 2003)

Thomas Moore, Journal and Correspondence

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