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.