J.M.W.
TURNER
1775 - 1851

 

 
Plymouth Cove

 

 

 

 

 

 
Aldborough, Suffolk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Blenheim, Oxon

 

 

 

 

 

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UK COLLECTIONS

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Cambridge
The Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RB
Tel: 44 (0)1223 332900 Website: www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk
 
The Fitzwilliam Museum owns in the region of fifty-five watercolours by Turner. Twenty-five of them were the specific gift of the writer, critic and champion of Turner, John Ruskin. The others represent various gifts, purchases and bequests that have been added to the collection over the years. They are housed in the print room.
 
Cardiff
National Museum & Gallery of Wales
Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP
Tel: 44 (0)29 2039 7951 Website: www.nmgw.ac.uk
For more information please go to the above website.
 
Edinburgh
National Gallery of Scotland
The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL
Tel: 44 (0)131 624 6200 Website: www.nationalgalleries.org
 

The National Gallery of Scotland holds 38 Turner Watercolours given as part of the Henry Vaughan Bequest in 1900, one oil painting, 'Somer Hill, Tonbridge', and approximately 200 prints after Turner. Please note that these watercolours are only on general public view once a year every January!! However, they can be viewed on request outside January, but it should be noted that the terms of the bequest are such that they can only be viewed once a day and so once one group has viewed them, it is not possible for anyone else to request to see them the same day! So, if you wish to view them outside the January public viewing, it would be as well to make an appointment so as to avoid disappointment.

 
Leeds
Leeds City Art Gallery
The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AA
Tel: 44 (0)113 247 8248 Website: www.leeds.gov.uk/artgallery
 
For more information please go to the above website.
 
London
Tate Britain
Millbank, London SW1P 4RG
Tel: 44 (0)20 7887 8000 Website: www.tate.org.uk
 
The gallery houses the Turner Bequest - Turner's own gift that was bequeathed to the nation. The bulk of the Turner collection is housed in the Clore Gallery at Millbank, which was built specifically to house the Turner Collection and was opened in 1987. In addition, individual paintings by Turner are integrated in the main Tate gallery halls, depending on what exhibitions are taking place.
The collection is far and away the largest of Turner's works in the world, containing 38,000 works; 300 finished/unfinished oil paintings and over 20,000 watercolours and drawings, many contained in the 300 sketchbooks held in the collection.
For a listing of the main Turner holdings at the Tate and to find out which paintings are currently on show, visit the Tate's website and use their online search facility.
 
Manchester
Whitworth Art Gallery
Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER
Tel: 44 (0)161 275 7450 Website: www.whitworth.man.ac.uk
 
The Whitworth has more than 50 Turner watercolours and a number of prints from the Liber Studiorum.
 
Oxford
Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH
Tel: 44 (0)186 527 8000 Website: www.ashmol.ox.ac.uk
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