Turner exhibition at Petworth | Art History News by Bendor Grosvenor (posted 9 Dec. 2014)

National Trust Petworth House & Park: Mr. Turner – an exhibition (10 January – 11 March 2015)

Joseph Mallord William Turner ‘The Artist and his Admirers’, 1827

(Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851), The Artist and his Admirers1827. Watercolour and bodycolour on paper, 138 x 190 mm. Tate, accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856, D22764, Turner Bequest CCXLIV 102.)

Turner – an exhibition will include over 30 works of art either by or of JMW Turner:

Exhibition highlights

  • Major Turner loans in oil and watercolour Rarely seen portraits of Turner
  • A newly discovered painting by Alexander McInnes, last exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1852
  • Turner’s personal possessions, some of which have never been on public display before
  • Props and items of costume from the film, Mr. Turner

Also on view:

  • The House of Art – 20 Turner paintings that reside permanently at Petworth House, alongside countless masterpieces by other artists in five historic show rooms.
  • A short film featuring rare behind-the-scenes footage about the making of Mr. Turner at Petworth House.
  • The Artists’ Studio – This extraordinary space, used by Turner and other artist guests in the nineteenth century, hosts an exhibition of artwork by the award-winning Mr. Turner actor, Timothy Spall.

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Turner exhibition at Petworth | Art History News by Bendor Grosvenor (posted 9 Dec. 2014)

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