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J.M.W. Turner

(1775-1851), Landscape painter

Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sitter associated with 43 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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J.M.W. Turner, by William Holl Jr, after  J.M.W. Turner - NPG D39433

J.M.W. Turner

by William Holl Jr, after J.M.W. Turner
stipple and line engraving, published 1862
NPG D39433

J.M.W. Turner, by William Holl Jr, published by  James Sprent Virtue, after  J.M.W. Turner - NPG D39459

J.M.W. Turner

by William Holl Jr, published by James Sprent Virtue, after J.M.W. Turner
stipple and line engraving, published 1862
NPG D39459

J.M.W. Turner, by Simeon Myers, published by  Raphael Tuck & Sons, after  J.M.W. Turner - NPG D39447

J.M.W. Turner

by Simeon Myers, published by Raphael Tuck & Sons, after J.M.W. Turner
etching and aquatint, published 1 September 1886
NPG D39447


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