February 20–May 31, 2020

J.M.W. Turner: Quest for the Sublime

Ingram Gallery

  • J.M.W. Turner (1775–1851). Peace—Burial at Sea, exhibited 1842. Oil on canvas, 34 1/4 x 34 1/8 in. Tate: Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856. Photo © Tate, London 2019

  • J.M.W. Turner (1775–1851). Small Boats beside a Man-o’-War, 1796–97. Gouache and watercolor on paper, 13 7/8 x 24 1/4 in. Tate: Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856. Photo © Tate, 2019

  • J.M.W. Turner (1775–1851). Venice, the Bridge of Sighs, exhibited 1840. Oil on canvas, 27 x 36 in. Tate: Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856. Photo © Tate, 2019

  • J.M.W. Turner (1775–1851). Lausanne: Sunset, 1841–42. Graphite and watercolor on paper, 9 7/8 x 14 3/8 in. Tate: Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856. Photo © Tate, 2019

  • J.M.W. Turner (1775–1851). Grenoble from the River Drac with Mont Blanc in the Distance, ca. 1802. Oil on canvas, 14 1/4 x 25 1/4 in. Tate: Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856. Photo © Tate, 2019

  • J.M.W. Turner (1775–1851). Fishermen at Sea, exhibited 1796. Oil on canvas, 36 x 48 1/8 in. Tate: Purchased 1972. Photo © Tate, 2019

  • J.M.W. Turner (1775–1851). Geneva, the Jura Mountains and Isle Rousseau, Sunset, 1841. Watercolor on paper, 9 x 11 1/2 in. Tate: Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856. Photo © Tate, 2019

  • J.M.W. Turner (1775–1851). Tivoli: Tobias and the Angel, ca. 1835. Oil on canvas, 35 5/8 x 47 5/8 in. Tate: Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856. Photo © Tate, 2019

  • J.M.W. Turner (1775–1851). Sea and Sky, English Coast (?), ca. 1832. Gouache and watercolor on paper, 7 1/2 x 11 in. Tate: Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856. Photo © Tate, 2019

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851) was a central figure in the Romantic movement and is considered to be among the greatest landscape painters in Western art. Long admired for his ingenuity, originality, and passion, Turner strove to convey the feeling of awe aroused by nature’s immensity and power—its palpable atmospheres, pulsating energy, the drama of storms and disasters, and the transcendent effect of pure light. On view in Quest for the Sublime are seminal oil paintings, luminous watercolors, and evocative sketches selected from Tate’s Turner Bequest. The exhibition conveys highlights of the artist’s career, from vertiginous mountain scenes and stormy seascapes to epic history paintings and mysterious views of Venice.

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