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Benjamin Brecknell Turner (1815-94) was one of the first British photographers. He is known for his early photographs of rural England. Turner's images were highly praised during his lifetime for their rustic beauty and grandeur. In 2001, the V&A hosted the exhibition Rural England Through a Victorian Lens: Benjamin Brecknell Turner

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British Artists - J.M.W. Turner (Hardback)

British Artists - J.M.W. Turner (Hardback)

J.M.W. Turner is probably the greatest painter Britain has ever produced. Both profoundly original and astonishingly prolific, he helped transform lan…

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