Posted on 10/28/2008

Photo taken on February 25, 2004

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1292 0991a Petworth Lake from JMW TURNER

1292  0991a Petworth Lake from JMW TURNER
That is with no doubt one of my master pieces in water colour reproductions of the Great Painter Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851), the king of light, precursor of Impressionnists. This painting has an incredible story; I did not know very well this fantastic Artist, only some of the large oil paintings made for the British Royal Court; In 1983 I visited the large exposition dedicated to him in Paris Great Palace; I have been immediately wondered by this complex sky mostly because I did an imaginary painting with the same sky but flipped horizontaly and of course with another landscape under; What a pity I have sold mine some days before this discovery! I bought the museum book of the rich 1983 Paris exposition and tried to reproduce this master piece; When finished, I had a hard result, dryer than the Master's one; Some months after, I learnt in an Art book that Turner painted it not on a white sheet of paper but on an orange cartoon; I prepared immediately a glass of orange water and applied quickly on all the surface: The Turner appeared, identical!!! It has been shown to the Louvre Conservator and said to be a precious copy! Original watercolor belonging to a rich Argentina woman.

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