Although J.M.W.Turner dominates maritime painting at the turn of the 18th century, in many respects his achievements marked the culmination of a tradition in the British marine genre whose evolution can be traced back at least a century. The contributions of his predecessors have been largely neglected, however, because so few painters have received proper modern study. On the jackets of these two books the most important figure in the English school is finally brought back to life, and is given some overdue recognition.
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not confounded: vindicated
No man is well pleased to have his all neglected, be it ever so little. Samuel Johnson, 7th February 1754
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