In the mid-1820s Turner worked on a set of twelve plates, known as the Little Liber, or So-called Sequels to the Liber Studiorum. Relatively little is known about the circumstances surrounding the creation of the images, which all explore the dramatic effects of natural light.
At least half of subjects are concerned with direct observation of the sea. The studies on which the were based are unusually freely executed and unresolved. When for translation into black and white prints Turner usually provided a greater level of detail to guide the .
Gallery label, July 2008
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