Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Turner at the V&A museum

The V&A museum in London has a good selection of paintings by William Turner (23 April 1775–19 December 1851)

Line Fishing, Off Hastings - Oil painting by Joseph Mallord William Turner RA
This painting was exhibited at the Royal Academy 1835 and given to the museum by John Sheepshanks in 1857. It shows inshore fishermen using a baited line in the English Channel.

St Michael's Mount, Cornwall Oil painting. oil on canvas by Turner, Joseph Mallord William (RA)

This work was painted around 1834 and given by John Sheepshanks, 1857. The island of St Michael's Mount is the site of a medieval monastery. It is probably a pair with Line Fishing, Off Hastings, also in the V&A.

East Cowes Castle: The Regatta starting for their moorings - Oil painting on canvas by Turner

This is a painting of the Royal Yacht Club races at the Isle of Wight that was done for the architect John Nash.

Life-Boat and Manby Apparatus Going Off to a Stranded Vessel Making Signal (Blue Lights) of Distress – Oil painting on canvas by William Turner.


Casey Klahn said...

Thanks for posting these. Looks like Turner had luminosity figured out very well!

Benoit Philippe said...

You are welcome Casey.

I forgot to mention in the post that you can see a larger version on clicking on the pictures.