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The Death of J.M.W.Turner – 19 December 1851

Joseph Mallord William Turner, the great painter of atmospheric landscapes in the Romantic tradition, died in Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, on 19 December 1851 – he was 76. Here is a newspaper obituary of JMW Turner that was published on 27 December 1851, and also one of his sketches of the Loire. Northampton Mercury – Saturday 27 December 1851 Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000317/18511227/026/0004 The Graphic – Saturday 17 December 1870 Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY

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Edvard Munch – Born on 12 December 1863

Edvard Munch, the painter of the classic Expressionist painting, ‘The Scream’, was born in Adalsbruk, Norway, on 12 December 1863. To mark the 150th anniversary of Munch’s birth, included below are two newspaper stories that report on how his paintings were received in the UK in the early 1930s, two book reviews about Munch from 1950, and also a brief mention of his work that appeared in a newspaper in 1897. Oh, we also noticed that a Norwegian steamer was

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