Concluding my investigation of picturesque and romantic attitudes to the envi-
ronment in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, this chapter concentrates
on the latter era, when meteorology became a science and the arts increasingly
eulogised the weather, which was considered to be as exceptional as the
imagination. Focusing on the paintings, buildings and opinions of J.M.W. Turner,
I compare his reaction to the hybridised weather of industrial London to that of
Soane. Although they were friends for many years, and lived close to each other,
their imagination drew them to contrasting conclusions and designs.