Seascape painting

'Margate' by JMW Turner, c.1840

14 Feb 2014 - 1 Jun 2014
Free exhibition, no booking required

Turner: travels, light and landscape

JMW Turner is one of Britain’s greatest landscape painters. The paintings, watercolours and prints by Turner in National Museums Liverpool’s collections are some of the best in the country.

This exhibition presented a selection of some 30 works by Turner, drawn from the Walker Art Gallery, Lady Lever Art Gallery and Sudley House. It took a chronological approach to explore the artist’s life and work.

Paintings such as 'Margate Harbour' (1837) and 'Linlithgow Palace' (about 1807), were shown alongside prints and watercolours rarely displayed due to their light-sensitivity. This included the watercolours 'Dudley' (about 1830-33), 'Off Dover' (between 1820-1827), 'Wells Cathedral' (1795-96) and 'View of the Mole' (about 1818).

Book available

'British Watercolours and Drawings' by Jessica Feather provides a fully illustrated guide to this important collection of more than 300 works at the Lady Lever Art Gallery. It includes most of the works in this Turner exhibition.

Find out more about Turner.