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Mr. Buskw thus notices some of the above-mentioned series of Turner's Draainas:

*•I do not know In what district of England Turner first or longest studied, hut the scenery whose influence I can trace most definitely, throughout his works, varied as they are, is that of Lancashire and Yorkshire. Of all his drawings, I think those of the Yorkshire Beries have the most heart in them, the most affectionate, simple, unwearied, serious finishing of truth. There is in them little seeking after effect, but a strong love of place ; little exhibition of the artist's own powers or peculiarities, but intense appreciation of the smallest local minutiee * * * * It is, I believe, to those broad wooded steeps and swells of the Yorkshire downs that we in part owe the singular massiveness that prevails in Turner's mountain drawing, and gives it one of its chief elements of grandeur."


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