J. M. W. Turner - paintings 1830-1839

In addition to narrating tales from the distant past, Turner also found subjects in the world around him. Interested in expressing grand emotions, he was particularly attracted to sublime or awesome aspects of contemporary life. When, on October 16, 1834, the Houses of Parliament were ravaged by fire, he observed the conflagration from a boat in the Thames and recorded the scene in watercolors and oil paintings. He memorialized yet a greater tragedy in Slavers Throwing Overboard the Dead and Dying: Typhoon Coming On, indicting the slave trade's calculated horrors with agitated brushstrokes congealing into violent waves beneath a blood-red sky. The nearly abstract Rain, Steam, and Speed: The Great Western Railway evokes the Industrial Revolution's rapid transformations through strong diagonals, bold contrasts of light and dark, and tumultuous handling.
From The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Interior of a Great House 1830 Jessica 1830 Kenilworth Castle 1830 Mont Blanc from Fort Roch, Val D'Aosta 1830 Scene on the Loire 1830
Interior of a
Great House
1830
Jessica
1830
Kenilworth Castle
1830
Mont Blanc from
Fort Roch, Val
D'Aosta
1830
Scene on
the Loire
1830
The Evening Star 1830 View of Saint Germain en Laye and its Chateau 1830 Sunset 1830-1835 The Thames above Waterloo Bridge 1830-1835 The Scarlet Sunset 1830-1840
The Evening Star
1830
View of Saint
Germain en Laye
and its Chateau
1830
Sunset
1830-1835
The Thames above
Waterloo Bridge
1830-1835
The Scarlet Sunset
1830-1840
Caligula’s Palace and Bridge 1831 Fort Vimieux 1831 Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, Italy 1832 Helvoetsluys, the City of Utrecht, 64, Going to Sea 1832 Kidwelly Castle, South Wales 1832
Caligula’s Palace
and Bridge
1831
Fort Vimieux
1831
Childe Harold’s
Pilgrimage, Italy
1832
Helvoetsluys, the
City of Utrecht,
64, Going to Sea
1832
Kidwelly Castle,
South Wales
1832
Rouen Cathedral 1832 Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in the Burning Fiery Furnace 1832 Staffa, Fingal's Cave 1832 The Prince of Orange, William III, Embarked from Holland, and Landed at Torbay, November 4th, 1688, after a Stormy Passage 1832 View over Town at Sunset, a Cemetery in the Foreground 1832
Rouen Cathedral
1832
Shadrach, Meshach and
Abednego in the Burning
Fiery Furnace
1832
Staffa, Fingal's
Cave
1832
The Prince of
Orange
1832
View over Town at
Sunset, a Cemetery in
the Foreground
1832
Bridge of Sighs, Ducal Palace and Custom House 1833 Quillebeuf, at the Mouth of Seine 1833 Rotterdam Ferry-Boat 1833 The Valley of the Brook at Kidron, Jerusalem,Absalom's Tomb 1833 The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons, October 16, 1834
Bridge of Sighs,
Ducal Palace and
Custom House
1833
Quillebeuf, at
the Mouth of Seine
1833
Rotterdam
Ferry-Boat
1833
The Valley of the
Brook at Kidron,
Jerusalem,Absalom's
Tomb
1833
The Burning of the
Houses of Lords and
Commons,
October 16, 1834
The Burning of the Houses of Parliament 1834 The Golden Bough 1834 The Temple of Poseidon at Sunium, Cape Colonna 1834 Venice, The Dogana and San Giorgio Maggiore 1834 Wreckers Coast of Northumberland 1834
The Burning of
the Houses of Parliament
1834
The Golden Bough
1834
The Temple of
Poseidon at Sunium,
Cape Colonna
1834
Venice, The Dogana
and San Giorgio
Maggiore
1834
Wreckers Coast of
Northumberland
1834
The Burning of the Houses of Parliament 1834-1835 A Disaster at Sea 1835 Dinner in a Great Room with Figures in Costume 1835 Keelmen Heaving in Coals by Moonlight 1835 Landscape with a River and a Bay in the Background 1835
The Burning of the
Houses of Parliament
1834-1835
A Disaster
at Sea
1835
Dinner in a Great
Room with Figures
in Costume
1835
Keelmen Heaving
in Coals by
Moonlight
1835
Landscape with a
River and a Bay in
the Background
1835
Longship Lighthouse, Lands End 1835 Music Party, East Cowes Castle 1835 Riders on a Beach 1835 Shore Scene with Waves and Breakwater 1835 The Bright Stone of Honour, Ehrenbreitstein and the Tomb of Marceau, from Byron's 'Childe Harold' 1835
Longship Lighthouse,
Lands End
1835
Music Party,
East Cowes Castle
1835
Riders on
a Beach
1835
Shore Scene
with Waves
and Breakwater
1835
The Bright Stone
of Honour,
Ehrenbreitstein and the
Tomb of Marceau,
from Byron's
'Childe Harold'
1835
The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons, 16 October 1834 The High Street, Oxford 1835 The Rainbow 1835 Venice, from the Porch of Madonna della Salute 1835 Two women and a letter 1835
The Burning of the
Houses of Lords
and Commons,
16 October 1834
1835
The High Street,
Oxford
1835
The Rainbow
1835
Venice, from the
Porch of Madonna
della Salute
1835
Two women
and a letter
1835
Waves Breaking on a Shore 1835 Wolf's Hope, Eyemouth 1835 Yacht Approaching the Coast 1835 Breakers on a Flat Beach 1835-1840 Grey Clouds over the Sea 1835-1840
Waves Breaking
on a Shore
1835
Wolf's Hope,
Eyemouth
1835
Yacht Approaching
the Coast
1835
Breakers on
a Flat Beach
1835-1840
Grey Clouds over
the Sea
1835-1840
Margate, from the Sea 1835-1840 Stormy Sea with Blazing Wreck 1835-1840 Stormy Sea with Dolphins 1835-1840 A Packet Boat off Dover 1836 Rome from Mount Aventine 1836
Margate, from
the Sea
1835-1840
Stormy Sea with
Blazing Wreck
1835-1840
Stormy Sea
with Dolphins
1835-1840
A Packet
Boat off Dover
1836
Rome from
Mount Aventine
1836
Ivrea 1836-1845 Hero and Leander's farewell 1837 Interior of Petworth House 1837 Regulus 1837 The Grand Canal Scene, A Street In Venice 1837
Ivrea
1836-1845
Hero and Leander's
farewell
1837
Interior of
Petworth House
1837
Regulus
1837
The Grand Canal
Scene, A Street
In Venice
1837
Ancient Italy. Ovid Banished from Rome 1838 Flint Castle 1838 Phryne Going to the Public Baths as Venus, Demosthenes Taunted by Aeschines 1838 Steamer and Lightship; a study for ‘The Fighting Temeraire’ 1838-1839 Ancient Rome Agrippina Landing with the Ashes of Germanicus 1839
Ancient Italy.
Ovid Banished
from Rome
1838
Flint Castle
1838
Phryne Going to
the Public Baths
as Venus, Demosthenes
Taunted by
Aeschines
1838
Steamer and Lightship;
a study for
‘The Fighting Temeraire’
1838-1839
Ancient Rome
Agrippina Landing with
the Ashes of
Germanicus
1839
Modern Rome, Campo Vaccino 1839 The Fighting Temeraire tugged to her last berth to be broken up 1839 The Rape of Proserpine 1839 Juliet And Her Nurse 1836 The Arch of Constantine, Rome 1835
Modern Rome,
Campo Vaccino
1839
The Fighting Temeraire
tugged to her last
berth to be broken
up
1839
The Rape of
Proserpine
1839
Juliet And
Her Nurse
1836
The Arch of
Constantine, Rome
1835