Turner's Rivers of Europe: The Rhine, Meuse and Mosel

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Tate Gallery Publication, Jan 1, 1991 - Art - 235 pages
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abiding fascination with their scenery. The gravity of the earliest Rhine drawings in the exhibition, painted as Europe was still recovering from the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, gradually gives way to a lighter and brighter mood, culminating in the freely drawn and vaporous late colour studies of the fortress of Ehrenbreitstein presiding over the confluence of the Rhine and the Mosel. Turner's visits to the Meuse and the Mosel inspired him to paint over a hundred.

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Ian Warrell is a curator at Tate and author of numerous books on Turner, including "Turner at Petworth. David Laven of the University of Reading is the author of "Venice Under the Hapsburgs. Jan Morris is a well-known travel writer and author of "Venice. Cecilia Powell is the author of "Italy in the Age of Turner.

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