Joseph Mallord William Turner
London 1775 - 1851 Chelsea
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Turner’s annual trips throughout Britain and multiple continental tours fed his vast output of landscape paintings. Painting from nature, however, was not a regular activity for Turner who typically worked from memory and slight pencil sketches, filling hundreds of sketchbooks. His open-air paintings included a group painted on the Thames in the 1810s and a small number of Italian views, usually dated to his second visit, in 1828-29.
Text written and researched by Amy Marquis Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge.
Oil on paper, mounted on wood panel
38.6 x 30.9
Created: 1799 - 1801
This can be found in Gallery 12: The Adeane