Imagine being in very poor health, too sick to work regularly, but still managing to produce something this beautiful just in time for the boxset… tumblr squishes it, so you really can’t appreciate all the details, I absolutely recommend full-viewing this, it’s stunning. Look, I even tried to toss in some detail shots, because it’s just so pretty.

Apparently, Takeda’s art was so incredible, the author Sakuraba felt she had to write better to live up to Takeda’s illustrations and still felt Takeda’s art exceeded her writing in quality.

Il soffrire passa,
l’aver sofferto non passa mai.

Venice: The Riva degli Schiavoni, by JMW Turner, 1840. Watercolour with pen and red and brown ink.

The High Street, Oxford (1810) by JMW Turner. Oil on canvas.

Blois, by JMW Turner c.1830. Watercolour with pen and brown ink on blue paper.

Christ Church College, Oxford, by JMW Turner 1832-1833. Watercolour and bodycolour over pencil with scratching out.