Turner’s Death Mask Stolen
The Royal Academy now says a cast of painter J.M.W. Turner’s death mask, which has been missing since the mid 1980s, may well have been stolen.
Turner was of course famous as a colorist of sublime landscapes and seascapes–and for creating a stir at his own R.A. exhibits and lectures, where he was a member from 1802. Digital images of some of his works can be seen at various sites on the Web–here at the BBC site, for example, which also contains general information on the artist.