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Book Competition

3 January 2014

Apollo offers you the chance to win a superb free book.

Simply answer the question in the competition and you could win one of the finest art history books.

For our last competition prize we offered Michelangelo: His Epic Life by Martin Gayford (Fig Tree, £30)

We asked: What is the only marble by Michelangelo in Great Britain?

Answer: The Virgin and Child with the Infant St John (Taddei Tondo)

Congratulations to Tamsin Dean, winner of this competition, drawn at random from the hundreds of correct answers we received.

This week’s competition prize is Turner & the Sea by Christine Riding and Richard Johns (Thames & Hudson, £35)

Published to coincide with a major exhibition at the National Maritime Museum in November, this is the first publication to explore the full range of J.M.W. Turner’s lifelong fascination with the sea. Turner & the Sea brings together many of the artist’s most celebrated seascapes, from his transformative Royal Academy paintings of the late 1790s and early 1800s to the compelling and provocative marine subjects he produced in the final years of his life. Furthermore, it examines Turner’s competitive response to the work of his British contemporaries, including John Constable, Augustus Wall Callcott and Richard Parkes Bonington. Turner is regarded as one of the major figures in British and European art, and this magnificently illustrated book examines important but rarely seen works, as well as throwing new light on his well-known seascapes, such as The Fighting ‘Temeraire’, The Wreck of a Transport Ship and The Battle of Trafalgar.

For your chance to win simply answer the following question and submit your details below before midday on 17 January 2014.

What was the subject of Turner’s first oil painting exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1796?

To enter the competition, send your answer to bookcomp@apollomag.com, along with your full name and postal address. Please also let us know if you would prefer not to receive email newsletters and competition announcements from Apollo in the future.

This competition closes at midday on 17 January 2014.

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