J. M. W. Turner - paintings 1840-1849

Turner elicited strong responses from friends and foes alike. On the one hand, he was respected by many colleagues. Having become a full member of the RA at age twenty-six, he was elected Professor of Perspective five years later. He remained active in the Academy throughout his life, serving in various governing roles which culminated in a brief tenure as acting president in 1845. Yet Turner continually elicited disdain from some conservative critics. In 1836, a vituperative review lambasting his loose handling inspired John Ruskin to take up Turner's defense. Ruskin's argument for Turner's genius ultimately grew into the five-volume Modern Painters (published 1843–60). Upon his death, Turner joined the notable Britons buried in Saint Paul's Cathedral. His bequest of 300 oil paintings and more than 20,000 works on paper soon entered the collection of London's Tate Gallery.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Ehrenbreitstein and Coblenz 1840 Oberwesel 1840 Rockets and Blue Lights to Warn Steamboats of Shoal Water 1840 Seascape with Distant Coast 1840 Seascape with Storm Coming On 1840
Ehrenbreitstein
and Coblenz
1840
Oberwesel
1840
Rockets and Blue
Lights to Warn
Steamboats of
Shoal Water
1840
Seascape with
Distant Coast
1840
Seascape with
Storm Coming On
1840
Sun Setting over a Lake 1840 Sunrise, with a Boat between Headlands 1840 The New Moon or ‘I’ve lost My Boat, You shan’t have Your Hoop’ 1840 The Slave 1840 Turner’s Bedroom in the Palazzo Giustinian,the Hotel Europa, Venice 1840
Sun Setting
over a Lake
1840
Sunrise, with
a Boat between
Headlands
1840
The New Moon or
‘I’ve lost My Boat,
You shan’t have
Your Hoop’
1840
The Slave
1840
Turner’s Bedroom
in the Palazzo
Giustinian,
the Hotel Europa,
Venice
1840
Venice 1840 Venice, Moonrise 1840 Venice, seen from the Giudecca Canal 1840 Venice, the Bridge of Sighs 1840 View off Margate, Evening 1840
Venice
1840
Venice, Moonrise
1840
Venice, seen
from the Giudecca
Canal
1840
Venice, the
Bridge of Sighs
1840
View off Margate,
Evening
1840
Waves Breaking against the Wind 1840 Waves Breaking on a Lee Shore at Margate 1840 Landscape with Water 1840-1845 Rough Sea 1840-1845 Rough Sea with Wreckage 1840-1845
Waves Breaking
against the Wind
1840
Waves Breaking
on a Lee Shore
at Margate
1840
Landscape with
Water
1840-1845
Rough Sea
1840-1845
Rough Sea
with Wreckage
1840-1845
Sunrise, with a Boat between Headlands 1840-1845 The Ponte Delle Torri, Spoleto 1840-1845 Venice with the Salute 1840-1845 Yacht Approaching the Coast 1840-1845 Dawn after the Wreck 1841
Sunrise, with
a Boat between
Headlands
1840-1845
The Ponte Delle
Torri, Spoleto
1840-1845
Venice with
the Salute
1840-1845
Yacht Approaching
the Coast
1840-1845
Dawn after
the Wreck
1841
Fire at the Grand Storehouse of the Tower of London 1841 Giudecca, la Donna della Salute and San Georgio 1841 Goldau 1841 Hafod 1841 South of Bellinzona 1841
Fire at the
Grand Storehouse of
the Tower of London
1841
Giudecca, la
Donna della Salute
and San Georgio
1841
Goldau
1841
Hafod
1841
South of Bellinzona
1841
Campo Santo, Venice 1842 Peace 1842 Storm Seam Boat off a Harbour's Mouth Making Signals in Shallow Water 1842 The Blue Rigi Lake of Lucerne Sunrise 1842 The Dark Rigi 1842
Campo Santo,
Venice
1842
Peace
1842
Storm Seam Boat
off a Harbour's
Mouth Making
Signals in Shallow
Water
1842
The Blue Rigi
Lake of Lucerne
Sunrise
1842
The Dark Rigi
1842
The Dogana, San Giorgio, Citella, From the Steps of the Europa 1842 The Opening of the Wallhalla 1842 War. The Exile and the Rock Limpet 1842 Goldau, with the Lake of Zug in the Distance 1842-1843 Approach to Venice 1843
The Dogana, San Giorgio,
Citella, From the
Steps of the Europa
1842
The Opening of
the Wallhalla
1842
War. The Exile
and the Rock Limpet
1842
Goldau, with the
Lake of Zug in
the Distance
1842-1843
Approach
to Venice
1843
Shade and Darkness. The Evening of the Deluge 1843 St Benedetto, Looking towards Fusina 1843 The Dogana and Santa Maria della Salute, Venice 1843 The Evening of the Deluge 1843 The Lake of Zug 1843
Shade and Darkness.
The Evening of
the Deluge
1843
St Benedetto, Looking
towards Fusina
1843
The Dogana and
Santa Maria della
Salute, Venice
1843
The Evening of
the Deluge
1843
The Lake of Zug
1843
The Morning after the Deluge 1843 The Sun of Venice Going to Sea 1843 Modern Italy - the Pifferari 1838 Fishing Boats Bringing a Disabled Ship into Port Ruysdael 1844 Lake Lucerne, the Bay of Uri from above Brunnen 1844
The Morning
after the Deluge
1843
The Sun of Venice
Going to Sea
1843
Modern Italy,
the Pifferari
1838
Fishing Boats
Bringing a Disabled
Ship into Port
Ruysdael
1844
Lake Lucerne,
the Bay of Uri
from above
Brunnen
1844
Rain Steam and Speed, The Great Western Railway 1844 Venice, Maria della Salute 1844 Heidelberg 1844-1845 The Disembarkation of Louis-Philippe at the Royal Clarence Yard, Gosport, 8 October 1844 Brunnen, from the Lake of Lucerne 1845
Rain Steam and
Speed, The Great
Western Railway
1844
Venice, Maria
della Salute
1844
Heidelberg
1844-1845
The Disembarkation of
Louis-Philippe at the
Royal Clarence Yard,
Gosport,
8 October 1844
1844-1845
Brunnen, from
the Lake of Lucerne
1845
Coast Scene 1845 Figures on a Beach 1845 Fluelen, from the Lake of Lucerne 1845 Norham Castle, Sunrise 1845 Red Sky over a Beach 1845
Coast Scene
1845
Figures on
a Beach
1845
Fluelen, from
the Lake of Lucerne
1845
Norham Castle,
Sunrise
1845
Red Sky over a
Beach
1845
Riva degli Schiavone, Venice, Water Fete 1845 Sailing Boat in a Rough Sea 1845 Ship in a Storm 1845 Sunrise with Sea Monsters 1845 Sunset Seen from a Beach with Breakwater 1845
Riva degli
Schiavone, Venice,
Water Fete
1845
Sailing Boat
in a Rough Sea
1845
Ship in a Storm
1845
Sunrise with
Sea Monsters
1845
Sunset Seen
from a Beach with
Breakwater
1845
Two Figures on a Beach with a Boat 1845 Venice with the Salute 1845 Waves Breaking on a Beach 1845 Whalers 1845 Whalers 1845
Two Figures on
a Beach with a Boat
1845
Venice with
the Salute
1845
Waves Breaking
on a Beach
1845
Whalers
1845
Whalers
1845
Going to the Ball, San Martino 1846 Heidelberg 1846 Queen Mab’s Cave 1846 Returning from the Ball, St Martha 1846 The Angel Standing in the Sun 1846
Going to the
Ball, San Martino
1846
Heidelberg
1846
Queen Mab’s
Cave
1846
Returning from
the Ball,
St Martha
1846
The Angel Standing
in the Sun
1846
Whalers, Boiling Blubber, Entangled in Flaw Ice, Endeavouring to Extricate Themselves 1846 The Brunig Pass, from Meringen 1847 Ulysses Deriding Polyphemus 1848
Undine Giving the
Ring to Massaniello,
Fisherman of
Naples
1846
Undine Giving the
Ring to Massaniello,
Fisherman of
Naples
1846
Whalers, Boiling Blubber,
Entangled in Flaw
Ice, Endeavouring to
Extricate Themselves
1846
The Brunig Pass,
from Meringen
1847
Ulysses Deriding
Polyphemus
1848