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Turner Collection

"JMW Turner: A Master of Capturing the Essence of Life" Step into the world of JMW Turner, a British painter whose art transcends time and space

Background imageTurner Collection: The Fighting Temeraire, 1839. Artist: JMW Turner

The Fighting Temeraire, 1839. Artist: JMW Turner
The Fighting Temeraire, 1839. The 98-gun ship Temeraire became known as the Fighting Temeraire after its role in Nelsons victory at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805

Background imageTurner Collection: Edinburgh: From St. Margarets Loch, 1909. Artist: JMW Turner

Edinburgh: From St. Margarets Loch, 1909. Artist: JMW Turner
Edinburgh: From St. Margarets Loch, 1909. From The Water-colours of J. M. W. Turner, text by W. G. Rawlinson and A. J. Finberg. [Avalon Press, London, 1909]

Background imageTurner Collection: Queen Mary, Cunard cruise ship

Queen Mary, Cunard cruise ship
Poster by Turner of the Cunard liner, the Queen Mary

Background imageTurner Collection: Whitby, 1824. Artist: JMW Turner

Whitby, 1824. Artist: JMW Turner
Whitby, 1824. From the Tate Gallery, London

Background imageTurner Collection: Beeston Castle, Cheshire

Beeston Castle, Cheshire. Turner, Joseph Mallord William 1775 - 1851

Background imageTurner Collection: Self-portrait of JMW Turner, 1799. Artist: JMW Turner

Self-portrait of JMW Turner, 1799. Artist: JMW Turner
Self-portrait of JMW Turner, 1799. Turner (1775-1851), the Romantic artist who became known as the painter of light. This is his last known self portrait, painted when he was 24

Background imageTurner Collection: The Sharp Family, 1779-1781, (1942). Creator: Johan Zoffany

The Sharp Family, 1779-1781, (1942). Creator: Johan Zoffany
The Sharp Family, 1779-1781, (1942). Portrait of the musical and aptly named Sharps aboard their sailing barge Apollo on the River Thames at Fulham in London: Mary Lloyd-Baker (nee Sharp)

Background imageTurner Collection: Scarborough, 1909. Artist: JMW Turner

Scarborough, 1909. Artist: JMW Turner
Scarborough, 1909. From The Water-colours of J. M. W. Turner, text by W. G. Rawlinson and A. J. Finberg. [Avalon Press, London, 1909]

Background imageTurner Collection: A First Rate Taking in Stores, 1818. Artist: JMW Turner

A First Rate Taking in Stores, 1818. Artist: JMW Turner
A First Rate Taking in Stores, 1818. Painting held at the Tate, London. From The Studio Volume 120 [The Studio Ltd. London & New York, 1940]

Background imageTurner Collection: J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851). British painter. Rain, Steam an

J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851). British painter. Rain, Steam an
J.M. W. Turner (1775-1851). British Romantic landscape painter. His work is regarded as a Romantic preface to Impressionism. Rain, Steam and Speed The Great Western Railway (1844)

Background imageTurner Collection: BLACK SENATORS, 1872. The First Colored Senators and Representatives in the 41st

BLACK SENATORS, 1872. The First Colored Senators and Representatives in the 41st and 42nd Congress of the United States. Lithograph, 1872, by Currier & Ives

Background imageTurner Collection: British Boxer Freddie Mills - signed postcard from 1941

British Boxer Freddie Mills - signed postcard from 1941
Frederick Percival ( Freddie ) Mills (1919-1965) - English boxer, and the world light heavyweight champion from 1948 to 1950

Background imageTurner Collection: Brinkburn Priory, Northumberland, c1830. Artist: JMW Turner

Brinkburn Priory, Northumberland, c1830. Artist: JMW Turner
Brinkburn Priory, Northumberland, c1830. Painting held at The Tate, London. From The Connoisseur Volume LXXXI. [The Connoisseur Ltd. London, 1928]

Background imageTurner Collection: Shoeburyness Fisherman Hailing a Whitstable Hoy, aka The Pilot Boat, and The Red Cap

Shoeburyness Fisherman Hailing a Whitstable Hoy, aka The Pilot Boat, and The Red Cap, c1809 Artist: JMW Turner
Shoeburyness Fisherman Hailing a Whitstable Hoy, aka The Pilot Boat, and The Red Cap, c1809. Painting on display at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

Background imageTurner Collection: Launceston, 1909. Artist: JMW Turner

Launceston, 1909. Artist: JMW Turner
Launceston, 1909. From The Water-colours of J. M. W. Turner, text by W. G. Rawlinson and A. J. Finberg. [Avalon Press, London, 1909]

Background imageTurner Collection: Hastings, 19th century (1910). Artist: JMW Turner

Hastings, 19th century (1910). Artist: JMW Turner
Hastings, 19th century (1910). From The Connoisseur magazine (September 1910)

Background imageTurner Collection: Brinkburn Priory, Northumberland, c1830, (1938). Artist: JMW Turner

Brinkburn Priory, Northumberland, c1830, (1938). Artist: JMW Turner
Brinkburn Priory, Northumberland, c1830, (1938). Painting held at the Museums Sheffield, Sheffield. From A Catalogue of the Pictures and Drawings in the collection of Frederick John Nettleford

Background imageTurner Collection: Crossing the Brook, c1815. Artist: JMW Turner

Crossing the Brook, c1815. Artist: JMW Turner
Crossing the Brook, c1815. From the Tate collection, London

Background imageTurner Collection: The Angel Standing in the Sun, 1846. Artist: JMW Turner

The Angel Standing in the Sun, 1846. Artist: JMW Turner
The Angel Standing in the Sun, 1846. The Archangel Michael with flaming sword on Judgement Day. From Tate Britain, London

Background imageTurner Collection: Normandy Invasion 1944

Normandy Invasion 1944
A depiction by C.E.Turner of a scene during the early morning of 6th June 1944 as British forces make an amphibious landing on one of the Normandy beaches during D-Day

Background imageTurner Collection: J. M. W. TURNER (1775-1851). Joseph Mallord William Turner. English painter. Pencil drawing

J. M. W. TURNER (1775-1851). Joseph Mallord William Turner. English painter. Pencil drawing
J.M.W. TURNER (1775-1851). Joseph Mallord William Turner. English painter. Pencil drawing, 1844, by Charles Martin

Background imageTurner Collection: Boston, Lincolnshire, 1838, (1943). Creator: Unknown

Boston, Lincolnshire, 1838, (1943). Creator: Unknown
Boston, Lincolnshire, 1838, (1943). View of St Botolphs Church and ships on the River Witham in the town of Boston. After an engaving by JMW Turner

Background imageTurner Collection: Portsmouth, c1824-5, (1905). Artist: JMW Turner

Portsmouth, c1824-5, (1905). Artist: JMW Turner
Portsmouth, c1824-5. Painting held in the Tate, London. From The Connoisseur 1905 [Otto Limited, London, 1905.]

Background imageTurner Collection: Capitals of the British Empire, 1937. Artist: Charles E Turner

Capitals of the British Empire, 1937. Artist: Charles E Turner
Capitals of the British Empire, 1937. Chief cities and seats of government in Australia, Canada, South Africa, Newfoundland, Northern Ireland, and the Irish Free State

Background imageTurner Collection: Turner Street, Blyth, Northumberland

Turner Street, Blyth, Northumberland
Turner Street, Blyth, near Cramlington, Northumberland, England. Showing the Cash Boot Company Date: 1920s

Background imageTurner Collection: Boxing - Fives Court with Randall & Turner sparring

Boxing - Fives Court with Randall & Turner sparring
The interior of Fives Court in Little St. Martins Lane, a popular venue for the Fancy in the heyday of the prize ring, showing Jack Randall and Ned Turner sparring

Background imageTurner Collection: TURNER: BURNING PARLIAMENT. The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons, 16th October 1834

TURNER: BURNING PARLIAMENT. The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons, 16th October 1834. Oil on canvas, 1834-35, by Joseph Mallord William Turner

Background imageTurner Collection: Flying for the Summer Week-end by C. E. Turner

Flying for the Summer Week-end by C. E. Turner
Illustration from 1928 by C.E. Turner reflecting the growing rise of civilian flying in the 1920s. The caption reads, ...only last month there was a house-party at which the ten guests

Background imageTurner Collection: Portrait of JMW Turner, c1841 (1904). Artist: Charles Turner

Portrait of JMW Turner, c1841 (1904). Artist: Charles Turner
Portrait of JMW Turner, c1841 (1904). Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851), English landscape painter. From The The Royal Academy From Reynolds to Millais Edited by Charles Holme

Background imageTurner Collection: Study of Fish: Two Tench, a Trout and a Perch, c1822-1824. Artist: JMW Turner

Study of Fish: Two Tench, a Trout and a Perch, c1822-1824. Artist: JMW Turner
Study of Fish: Two Tench, a Trout and a Perch, c1822-1824. From the Tate collection, London

Background imageTurner Collection: The Eddystone Lighthouse, 1878

The Eddystone Lighthouse, 1878
Engraving of the Eddystone Lighthouse, during a storm, from the picture by J.M.W. Turner, 1878. Date: 1878

Background imageTurner Collection: Victorian woman (Polhill-Turner family)

Victorian woman (Polhill-Turner family)
An upper class Victorian woman, probably a member of the Polhill-Turner family of Howbury Hall, Renhold, Bedfordshire. Seen here in a studio photograph, leaning on the back of a chair

Background imageTurner Collection: Police and Fire Brigade attending a fire at Chelsea FC

Police and Fire Brigade attending a fire at Chelsea FC
Metropolitan Police and London Fire Brigade attending a fire at Chelsea FC. This photograph by Sub-Inspector C R C Turner shows Inspector A J Jones (Officer in Charge) and others at Walham Green

Background imageTurner Collection: Pevensey Bay, Sussex

Pevensey Bay, Sussex
Distant view of Pevensey Bay, Sussex, viewed from Crowhurst Park Date: circa 1850

Background imageTurner Collection: Fucus bulbosus, kelp

Fucus bulbosus, kelp
Plate 161 from Fuci, or coloured figures and descriptions of the Plants referred by botanists to the genus Fucus (1808-1819), Volume III, by Mary Dawson Turner

Background imageTurner Collection: Victorian mother and three children (Polhill-Turner family)

Victorian mother and three children (Polhill-Turner family)
A Victorian mother and three children. They are Mrs Polhill-Turner (nee Emily Frances Barron, d 1913)), wife of Frederick Charles Polhill-Turner (1826-1881), with Alice (Alice Kate Frances)

Background imageTurner Collection: Douglas Dakota picking up a glider, Normandy; Second World W

Douglas Dakota picking up a glider, Normandy; Second World W
Illustration showing a Douglas Dakota, C-47 Skytrain, swooping down with a hook trailing to pick up a Waco glider, Normandy, France, 1944

Background imageTurner Collection: Boxing / Randall V Turner

Boxing / Randall V Turner
Jack Randall sparring with Turner in the Fives Court

Background imageTurner Collection: Inverary Pier, Loch Fyne: Morning Inverary Pier, Loch Shira Monte Rosa Monte Rosa

Inverary Pier, Loch Fyne: Morning Inverary Pier, Loch Shira Monte Rosa Monte Rosa Mortlake, Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775-1851, British

Background imageTurner Collection: Fucus radiatus, kelp

Fucus radiatus, kelp

Background imageTurner Collection: Iain Turner

Iain Turner

Background imageTurner Collection: Lancaster, from the Aqueduct Bridge, c1825. Artist: JMW Turner

Lancaster, from the Aqueduct Bridge, c1825. Artist: JMW Turner
Lancaster, from the Aqueduct Bridge, c1825. Painting housed in the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Liverpool. From The Connoisseur Volume LXXXVIII, edited by C. Reginald Grundy

Background imageTurner Collection: Barnard Castle, 1909. Artist: JMW Turner

Barnard Castle, 1909. Artist: JMW Turner
Barnard Castle, 1909. From The Water-colours of J. M. W. Turner, text by W. G. Rawlinson and A. J. Finberg. [Avalon Press, London, 1909]

Background imageTurner Collection: FALL / K. C. SPANIEL / 1964

FALL / K. C. SPANIEL / 1964
JEREMIAH AND JOSHUA OF JARRAH Owned by Turner. Date: 1964

Background imageTurner Collection: Venice: The Salute from S. Giorgio Maggiore, 1909. Artist: JMW Turner

Venice: The Salute from S. Giorgio Maggiore, 1909. Artist: JMW Turner
Venice: The Salute from S. Giorgio Maggiore, 1909. From The Water-colours of J. M. W. Turner, text by W. G. Rawlinson and A. J. Finberg. [Avalon Press, London, 1909]

Background imageTurner Collection: Lausanne, 1909. Artist: JMW Turner

Lausanne, 1909. Artist: JMW Turner
Lausanne, 1909. From The Water-colours of J. M. W. Turner, text by W. G. Rawlinson and A. J. Finberg. [Avalon Press, London, 1909]

Background imageTurner Collection: Beeston Castle, Cheshire, c1839, (1938). Artist: JMW Turner

Beeston Castle, Cheshire, c1839, (1938). Artist: JMW Turner
Beeston Castle, Cheshire, c1839, (1938). From A Catalogue of the Pictures and Drawings in the collection of Frederick John Nettleford, Volume IV, by C. Reginald Grundy and F. Gordon Roe

Background imageTurner Collection: Pembroke Castle, Wales, c1829. Artist: JMW Turner

Pembroke Castle, Wales, c1829. Artist: JMW Turner
Pembroke Castle, Wales, c1829. Painting held in The Holburne Museum of Art, Bath. From The Studio Volume 81. [London Offices of the Studio, London, 1921]



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"JMW Turner: A Master of Capturing the Essence of Life" Step into the world of JMW Turner, a British painter whose art transcends time and space. Known for his breathtaking landscapes and seascapes, Turner's works continue to captivate audiences even centuries later. One of his most iconic pieces, "The Fighting Temeraire, " painted in 1839, showcases the beauty of a majestic ship being towed away by a steam-powered vessel. The juxtaposition between old and new symbolizes progress while evoking a sense of nostalgia. Turner's fascination with ships extended beyond paintings. He was inspired by the grandeur and elegance of Queen Mary, a Cunard cruise ship that sailed through vast oceans like floating palaces. His admiration for maritime history is evident in his meticulous attention to detail. Venture inland to Beeston Castle in Cheshire, where Turner found inspiration amidst ancient ruins perched atop rolling hills. His brushstrokes bring life to this historical site, capturing its mystique and inviting viewers on an imaginative journey through time. In Whitby (1824), another masterpiece by Turner emerges as he portrays the town's picturesque harbor engulfed in dramatic light and shadow. With every stroke, he effortlessly captures nature's raw power while showcasing his mastery over color and texture. But it wasn't just landscapes that fascinated this artistic genius; self-portraits also held their allure. In his self-portrait from 1799, we catch a glimpse into Turner's enigmatic persona—a man driven by passion for art yet shrouded in mystery. Beyond land and sea lies another facet of Turner's talent—his ability to capture motion itself. In "Rain Steam an, " he immortalizes the energy unleashed by rain pouring down on steam engines—an ode to industrialization transforming society during his lifetime. Turner had an eye for action outside the canvas too; boxing matches at Fives Court with Randall & Turner sparring caught his attention.