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Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851 ) was an English Romantic landscape painter, watercolourist and printmaker, whose style is said to have laid the foundation for Impressionism. Although Turner was considered a controversial figure in his day, he is now regarded as the artist who elevated landscape painting to an eminence rivalling history painting. Turner placed human beings in many of his paintings to indicate his affection for humanity on the one hand (note the frequent scenes of people drinking and merry-making or working in the foreground), but its vulnerability and vulgarity amid the 'sublime' nature of the world on the other hand.   more from wikipedia »

Glaucus and Scylla from Ovids Metamorphoses 1841

Melrose Abbey: an Illustration to Sir Walter Scotts The Lay of the Last Minstrel

Mainz on the Rhine

Falmouth Harbour

The Lauerzersee with the Mythens

Holy Island Northumberland circa 1820

The Dort Packet-Boat from Rotterdam

From Sketchbook: Caernarven Castle at Sunrise 1798 Watercolour on Paper

Detail from "Rain Steam and Speed"- the Great Western Railway Before 1844

Coach on Road Through Dale Moors Behind

Bethlehem - The Flight into Egypt c1833-1836

Folkstone from the Sea

Norham Castle on the River Tweed

The Fighting Temeraire

The Burning of the Houses of Parliament c1834

Golden Meadow c1843

Turner: Hero & Leander

The Bright Stone of Honour (Ehrenbreitstein) and the Tomb of Marceau

Arundel Castle and Town

An Alpine Valley Probably the Val DAosta

A Scene in the Val DAosta

View of Sestri Di Levante Genoa

Saint-Vaast-La-Hougue Normandy

Finchley Church

Rosthwaite Bridge Borrowdale

The Valley of the Washburn Otley Chevin in the Distance

A Country Village Church

The Lake of Thun Switzerland


The Fighting Temeraire

Snow Storm

Snowstorm and Avalanche in Val DAosta

Calais Pier

The Junction of the Thames and the Medway

Quillebeuf Mouth of the Seine

Inverness from across the River Ness

The Rigi Lake Lucerne


In the Ludovisi Gardens Rome

Norham Castle - Moonrise

Nineveh Moussal on the Tigris

Mont Blanc from the Bridge of St Martins Sallanches c1807

Clontarf Castle Co Dublin c1817

Lichfield Staffordshire c1830-35

Ilam Rock Dovedale Staffordshire

Beach Scene on the South Coast

On the Rhine c1830

Luxembourg from the North

The Lauerzersee with Schwyz and the Mythen early 1840s

The Vale of Ffestiniog from Tan-Y-Bwlch Hall