Artists & eye
UK (1975 SG 971-974) Birth bicentary of Josheph Turner (clockwise from the top left) 
Peace-burial at sea; Snostorm-steamer off a harbour's mouth; 
The Arsenal-Venice; St. Laurent.

Joseph Turner was a master of  watercolour landscape. He was a prolific painter even when he 
developed cataract which caused him blurry vision. A review of his paintings showed the
effects of untreated cataract from his clearly defined early work to indistinct and abstract like
later works. Mark Twain remarked on Turner's later work as ' cat having a fit in
a platter of tomatoes.'

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