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William Turner

(1775 - 1851)

Biography

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Turner was only fourteen years old when he was admitted to the Royal Academy Schools. He started his career by painting watercolours and producing mezzotints under the strong influence of John Robert Cozen's work. Then, in 1796, he launched into oil painting, working in the neoclassical manner of Richard Wilson and Nicolas Poussin, with results that found wide acclaim. He exhibited his first picture Fishermen at Sea (1796) in the Royal Academy exhibition in 1796. He was elected an Associate in 1799 and in 1802 a full member of the Royal Academy. Turner was one of the most prolific painters of his time. He traveled extensively in England, Scotland and Ireland, and also on the Continent (France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Italy).Read William Turner's Full Biography

William Turner. Fishermen at Sea. Fishermen at Sea. 1796. Oil on canvas. Tate Gallery, London, UK. [Order a Print]
William Turner. Morning Amongst the Coniston Fells, Cumberland. Morning Amongst the Coniston Fells, Cumberland. 1798. Oil on canvas. Tate Gallery, London, UK. [Order a Print]
William Turner. Warkworth Castle, Northumberland - Thunder Storm Approaching at Sun-Set. Warkworth Castle, Northumberland - Thunder Storm Approaching at Sun-Set. 1799. Watercolour on paper. Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK. [Order a Print]
William Turner. The Shipwreck. The Shipwreck. 1805. Oil on canvas. Tate Gallery, London, UK. [Order a Print]
William Turner. The Battle of Trafalgar, as Seen from the Mizen Starboard Shrouds of the Victory. The Battle of Trafalgar, as Seen from the Mizen Starboard Shrouds of the Victory. 1806-1808. Oil on canvas. Tate Gallery, London, UK. [Order a Print]
William Turner. London. London. 1809. Oil on canvas. Tate Gallery, London, UK. [Order a Print]
William Turner. Snow Storm: Hannibal and His Army Crossing the Alps. Snow Storm: Hannibal and His Army Crossing the Alps. 1812. Oil on canvas. Tate Gallery, London, UK. [Order a Print]
William Turner. Frosty Morning. Frosty Morning. 1813. Oil on canvas. Tate Gallery, London, UK. [Order a Print]
William Turner. The Mew Stone at the Entrance of Plymouth Sound. The Mew Stone at the Entrance of Plymouth Sound. c.1814. Watercolour on paper. National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland. [Order a Print]
William Turner. Crossing the Brook. Crossing the Brook. 1815. Oil on canvas. Tate Gallery, London, UK. [Order a Print]
William Turner. The Vale of Ashburnham. The Vale of Ashburnham. 1816. Watercolour on paper. British Museum, London, UK. [Order a Print]
William Turner. Pendennis Castle, Cornwall; Scene after a Wreck. Pendennis Castle, Cornwall; Scene after a Wreck. c.1816. Watercolour on paper. Private collection, UK. [Order a Print]
William Turner. The Decline of the Carthaginian Empire. The Decline of the Carthaginian Empire. 1817. Oil on canvas. Tate Gallery, London, UK. [Order a Print]
William Turner. Rome, from the Vatican, Raffaelle, Accompanied by La Fornarina, Preparing His Pictures for the Decoration of the Loggia. Rome, from the Vatican, Raffaelle, Accompanied by La Fornarina, Preparing His Pictures for the Decoration of the Loggia. 1820. Oil on canvas. Tate Gallery, London, UK. [Order a Print]
William Turner. Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. 1823. Oil on canvas. Tate Gallery, London, UK. [Order a Print]
William Turner. Rye, Sussex. Rye, Sussex. c.1823. Watercolour on paper. National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK. [Order a Print]
William Turner. A Storm (Shipwreck). A Storm (Shipwreck). 1823. Watercolour on paper. British Museum, London, UK. [Order a Print]
William Turner. Arundel Castle, with Rainbow. Arundel Castle, with Rainbow. c.1824. Watercolour on paper. British Museum, London, UK. [Order a Print]
William Turner. Shipwreck off Hastings. Shipwreck off Hastings. c.1825. Watercolour on paper. National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland. [Order a Print]
William Turner. Rivaulx Abbey, Yorkshire. Rivaulx Abbey, Yorkshire. c.1825. Watercolour on paper. Private collection, UK. [Order a Print]
William Turner. Fall of the Tees, Yorkshire. Fall of the Tees, Yorkshire. c.1825-1826. Watercolour on paper. Private collection, UK. [Order a Print]
William Turner. Stonehenge. Stonehenge. c.1825-1828. Watercolour on paper. Private collection, UK. [Order a Print]
William Turner. Alnwick Castle, Northumberland. Alnwick Castle, Northumberland. c.1825-1828. Watercolour on paper. National Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia. [Order a Print]
William Turner. Cowes, Isle of Wight. Cowes, Isle of Wight. c.1827. Watercolour on paper. Private collection, UK. [Order a Print]
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