Sublime Sites

Explorations in the footsteps of Turner, Cotman and Ruskin with Professor David Hill

Update: Turner and Heidelberg – a newly identified source for the Tate painting

Since completing part #6 of the series on Turner and Heidelberg, I have discovered a potential literary source for the subject of the Tate oil painting. In part #6, … Continue reading

April 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Turner and Scotland #1: Ben Arthur from near Ardgartan

Not all my Turnering goes according to plan. This is an interim report on a new identification for a watercolour at the British Museum. Currently called ‘Mountain study, a view … Continue reading

April 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

In Turner’s Footsteps at Heidelberg: Part 6

REVISED 14 April 2016 (DH) towards end, to discuss recently discovered poetic source This post concludes the essay begun on 19 October 2015 and continued on 18, 20 and 23 … Continue reading

February 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

In Turner’s Footsteps at Heidelberg: Part 1

On 27 February 2015 I announced that the Pilkington Anglo-Japanese Cultural Foundation had commissioned a SublimeSites exploration of Turner’s associations with Heidelberg. I promised to visit the site in May … Continue reading

October 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Leeds Cotman Project: #1: A Study of Turner’s ‘Helvoetsluis’ at the R.A., 1832

I am fortunate to have been appointed to work through the whole collection of over eight hundred drawings by Cotman at Leeds Art Gallery. This will be a three-year project … Continue reading

May 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Rome Revisited

Thanks to the support of the Pilkington Anglo-Japanese Cultural Foundation I was able to make a site visit to Rome 10-14 April 2015. This was to visit the exact viewpoint … Continue reading

May 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Turner at Sisteron: The Pont du Buech, looking west

This article is the third to explore Turner’s Sisteron subjects in the light of my recent visit to the site. Here I focus on a watercolour in the collection of … Continue reading

May 9, 2014 · 1 Comment