Turner's Death Mask Stolen

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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.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/3343383.stm

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.

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