(Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851), The Artist and his Admirers, 1827. 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:
- 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.
- Artnet News, ’Timothy Spall Named Best Actor in J.M.W. Turner Biopic’ (3 Dec. 2014)
- Bendor Grosvenor, ‘Turner exhibition at Petworth’, Art History News (9 Dec. 2014)
- The Economist, ‘The Man Who Hates Biopics’ (31 Oct. 2014), [Q&A with Mike Leigh, director of ‘Mr. Turner’]
- Maane Khatchatourian. ‘Timothy Spall Talks Transforming Into J.M.W. Turner, Learning to Paint’, Variety (4 Dec. 2014)
- National Trust Petworth House and Park, ‘Mr. Turner – an exhibition’ (on view 10 January – 11 March 2015)
- Peter Bradshaw,’ Cannes 2014: Mr Turner review – Timothy Spall dazzles as JMW Turner,’ The Guardian (15 May 2014)
- Tate: Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851), The Artist and his Admirers, 1827