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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

by Joseph Mallord William Turner
watercolour, circa 1790
NPG 1314


Joseph Mallord William Turner

by Charles Robert Leslie
pencil, 1816
NPG 4084


Joseph Mallord William Turner

by Charles West Cope
oil on card, circa 1828
NPG 2943


Joseph Mallord William Turner

after Sir John Gilbert
pencil, circa 1837
NPG 5566


Joseph Mallord William Turner

by John Linnell
oil on canvas, 1838
On display in Room 18 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6344


Joseph Mallord William Turner

by Charles Hutton Lear
pencil, circa 1847
NPG 1456(25)


Joseph Mallord William Turner

by John Phillip
watercolour, circa 1850
NPG 1717


Joseph Mallord William Turner

attributed to Thomas Woolner
plaster cast of death-mask, 1851
On display at Tate Britain, London
NPG 1664


Joseph Mallord William Turner

published by Friedrich Bruckmann, after Charles Wentworth Wass, after John Linnell
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1875 (1838)
NPG x197176



published by Hughes & Edmonds
albumen print, published 1876
NPG Ax132902


Joseph Mallord William Turner

by William Daniell, after George Dance
soft-ground etching, published 10 May 1827 (31 March 1800)
NPG D12108


Joseph Mallord William Turner

by Charles Turner, after Alfred, Count D'Orsay
stipple engraving, published 1852
NPG D6997


Joseph Mallord William Turner

by J.B. Hunt, published by Rogerson & Tuxford
stipple engraving, published 1857
NPG D6995


Joseph Mallord William Turner

by Charles Wentworth Wass, after John Linnell
mezzotint, 1875 (1838)
NPG D9365


Joseph Mallord William Turner

by Leonard Charles Wyon, after Daniel Maclise
bronze medal, 1876
NPG D2929



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