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Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851), Landscape painter

Sitter associated with 42 portraits
Artist associated with 4 portraits
Turner is unarguably one of Britain's most famous and innovative artists. After his first visit to the Alps in 1802, he began to combine narrative with the effects of sublime and violent nature, as seen in his Snow Storm: Hannibal and His Army Crossing the Alps (1812). Later landscapes such as The Fighting Temeraire (1838) were remarkable for their dazzling effects of light and colour. While his impressionistic style bewildered some, Constable thought them 'airy visions painted with tinted steam'.

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Joseph Mallord William Turner

published by Friedrich Bruckmann, after Charles Wentworth Wass, after John Linnell
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1875 (1838)
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D4423

Joseph Mallord William Turner

by Samuel Haydon, after Daniel Maclise
drypoint etching, circa 1825-1850
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D14457

Joseph Mallord William Turner

by William Daniell, published by William Smith, after George Dance
soft-ground etching, published 10 May 1827 (31 March 1800)
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D39438

Joseph Mallord William Turner

published by Marseille Middleton Holloway, after John Thomas Smith
lithograph, mid 19th century
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D39445

Joseph Mallord William Turner

after Unknown artist
etching, mid 19th century
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D39442

Joseph Mallord William Turner

after Alfred, Count D'Orsay
etching, 1840s-1850s
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D39443

Joseph Mallord William Turner

by Charles William Sharpe, after Alfred, Count D'Orsay
stipple engraving, circa 1840-1854
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D39435

Joseph Mallord William Turner

after Charles Martin
etching, (1844)
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D6662

Joseph Mallord William Turner

after Charles Martin
watercolour with bodycolour over pencil, 1844
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D39446

William Collins; Sir Francis Grant; Joseph Mallord William Turner; Daniel Maclise

after John George Landseer, after John George Landseer, after Charles Martin, after Unknown artist
woodcut, published 10 May 1845
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D39436

Joseph Mallord William Turner

after Sir John Gilbert
woodcut, (1846)
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D39437

Joseph Mallord William Turner

after Sir John Gilbert
lithograph, (1846)
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D39439

Joseph Mallord William Turner

published by Joseph Hogarth, after Alfred, Count D'Orsay
lithograph, published 1 January 1851
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D39440

Joseph Mallord William Turner

published by Joseph Hogarth, after Alfred, Count D'Orsay
lithograph, published 1 January 1851
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D39441

Joseph Mallord William Turner ('The Fallacy of Hope')

published by Joseph Hogarth, after Alfred, Count D'Orsay
lithograph, published 1 January 1851
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D39460

Joseph Mallord William Turner

published by Joseph Hogarth, after Alfred, Count D'Orsay
lithograph, published 1 January 1851
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D6664

Joseph Mallord William Turner

after Sir William Blake Richmond
pencil
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D39433

Joseph Mallord William Turner

by William Holl Jr, after Joseph Mallord William Turner
stipple and line engraving, published 1862
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D39459

Joseph Mallord William Turner

by William Holl Jr, published by James Sprent Virtue, after Joseph Mallord William Turner
stipple and line engraving, published 1862
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D39444

Joseph Mallord William Turner

after Charles Turner
photograph of mezzotint, late 19th century (1856)
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