Turner was overlooked and somewhat controversial during his life. He was a wealthy man from birth and perhaps never played the game well. I know he took a lot of flak for his watercolor paintings which I thought was silly.
He was a great printmaker for sure. The DMA had well over 100 of his works for a major exhibition a few years ago. It was a very special exhibition and I think he is still a little overlooked in many ways.
Gents, enjoy this true artist!