circa 1898. Monkhouse (1840 - 1901) was an English poet, author, and critic with a passion for fine art. In his later life he became an art critic and was a regular contributor to the “Academy,” “Saturday Review,” “Magazine of Art,” and other periodicals. He also published several volumes about art including The Italian Pre-Raphaelites, The Earlier English Water-Colour Painters, In the National Gallery, and more. This is a 24 page hand written draft for his biography of Turner which was published in the Dictionary of National Biography (1899). It is incomplete and ends at the point which corresponds to line 31, page 349 of the printed text. The pages measure 12.5 inches x 8 inches. Unpaginated. LIT/050108. Very Good.