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J.M.W. Turner : “Keelmen Heaving in Coals by Moonlight” (1835)

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Moonlight bathes the harbor of Tyneside, England, where keelmen working under braziers load coal into docked vessels. Keelmen Heaving in Coals by Moonlight (1835) is a pendant to Venice: The Dogana and San Giorgio Maggiore (1834), both of which were commissioned by the Manchester textile manufacturer Henry McConnel. The first conveys the dynamism of an industrial seaport, the other the languid calm of a declining mercantile empire. The National Gallery in Washington comments that “Although the subject of the painting is rooted in the grim realities of the industrial revolution, in Turner’s hands it transcends the specifics of time and place and becomes an image of startling visual poetry.”

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