J. M. W. Turner - watercolors 1790-1850

Turner's place in British art, as in the development of Romantic landscape, cannot be overstated. Precocious in youth, challenging and surpassing the artists of his time, elected a member of the Royal Academy at the earliest possible moment, he went on to transform his style so radically as to provide an example for several future generations of artists. His development was, however, based on a firm appreciation of the art of his predecessors, and it was this grounding in the work of the Old Masters that sustained and gave structure to even his most revolutionary work for the rest of his career.

A View of the Archbishop’s Palace, Lambeth 1790 The Pantheon, the Morning after the Fire 1792 Old London Brige 1794 Tintern Abbey, The Crossing and Chancel, Looking towards the East Window 1794 Welsh Bridge at Shrewsbury 1794
A View of the
Archbishop’s Palace,
Lambeth
1790
The Pantheon,
the Morning after
the Fire
1792
Old London
Brige
1794
Tintern Abbey,
The Crossing and
Chancel, Looking
towards the
East Window
1794
Welsh Bridge
at Shrewsbury
1794
Ruins of West Front, Tintern Abbey 1794–1795 Keyes Mill, Pembury St. Erasmus in Bishop Islips Chapel, Westminster Abbey 1796 Wolverhampton, Staffordshire 1796 Mountain Stream, Coniston 1797
Ruins of West
Front,
Tintern Abbey
1794–1795
Keyes Mill,
Pembury
1796
St. Erasmus in
Bishop Islips Chapel,
Westminster Abbey
1796
Wolverhampton,
Staffordshire
1796
Mountain Stream,
Coniston
1797
Sheffield, from Derbyshire Lane 1797 Norham Castle, Sunrise 1798 Caernarvon Castle 1799 Dolbadern Castle 1799 Perspective View of Fonthill Abbey from the South West 1799
Sheffield, from
Derbyshire Lane
1797
Norham Castle,
Sunrise
1798
Caernarvon Castle
1799
Dolbadern Castle
1799
Perspective View
of Fonthill Abbey
from the
South West
1799
South View of Christ Church, from the Meadows 1799 The Chapter House, Salisbury Chathedral 1799 Warkworth Castle, Northumberland; Thunderstorm Approaching at Sunset 1799 A Canal Tunnel Near Leeds 1799-1801 The Siege of Seringapatam 1800
South View of
Christ Church, f
rom the Meadows
1799
The Chapter House,
Salisbury Chathedral
1799
Warkworth Castle,
Northumberland;
Thunderstorm
Approaching
at Sunset
1799
A Canal Tunnel
Near Leeds
1799-1801
The Siege of
Seringapatam
1800
An Old Church 1800s Pembroke Caselt, South Wales, Thunder Storm Approaching 1801 Lake Lucerne 1802 Nude Swiss Girl and a Companion on a Bed 1802 Genda 1803
An Old Church
1800s
Pembroke Caselt,
South Wales,
Thunder Storm
Approaching
1801
Lake Lucerne
1802
Nude Swiss
Girl and a Companion
on a Bed
1802
Genda
1803
Kilchern Castle, with the Cruchan Ben Mountains, Scotland Noon 1804 The Devil's Bridge, St. Gothard 1804 The Great Fall of the Reichenbach, in the Valley of Hasle, Switzerland 1804 Interior of Salisbury Cathedral 1805 The Shipwreck 1805
Kilchern Castle,
with the Cruchan
Ben Mountains,
Scotland Noon
1804
The Devil's Bridge,
St. Gothard
1804
The Great Fall
of the Reichenbach,
in the Valley of
Hasle, Switzerland
1804
Interior of
Salisbury Cathedral
1805
The Shipwreck
1805
The Lake of Thun, Switzerland 1806 Tree Tops and Sky, Guildford Castle 1807 Scarborough Town and Castle. Morning. Boys Catching Crabs 1811 Weymouth 1811 The Mew Stone at the Entrance of Plymouth Sound 1814
The Lake of Thun,
Switzerland
1806
Tree Tops and Sky,
Guildford Castle
1807
Scarborough
Town and Castle.
Morning.
Boys Catching
Crabs
1811
Weymouth
1811
The Mew Stone
at the Entrance of
Plymouth Sound
1814
Ivy Bridge, Devonshire 1814-1815 The Battle of Fort Rock, Val d'Aoste, Piedmont 1815 Ingleborough From The Terrace Of Hornby Castle 1816 Pendennis Castle, Cornwall Scene after a Wreck 1816 The Vale of Ashburnham 1816
Ivy Bridge,
Devonshire
1814-1815
The Battle of
Fort Rock, Val d'Aoste,
Piedmont
1815
Ingleborough
From The Terrace
Of Hornby Castle
1816
Pendennis Castle,
Cornwall Scene
after a Wreck
1816
The Vale of
Ashburnham
1816
Mount Vesuvius in Eruption 1817 The Field of Waterloo 1817 View of La Riccia, Ariccia 1817 A First Rate Taking In Stores 1818 Kirby Londsale Churchyard 1818
Mount Vesuvius
in Eruption
1817
The Field of
Waterloo
1817
View of La Riccia,
Ariccia
1817
A First Rate
Taking In Stores
1818
Kirby Londsale
Churchyard
1818
Bell Rock Lighthouse 1819 Heriot's Hospital, Edinburgh 1819 Rainbow 1819 Rome, The Forum with a Rainbow 1819 San Giorgio Maggiore in the Morning 1819
Bell Rock
Lighthouse
1819
Heriot's Hospital,
Edinburgh
1819
Rainbow
1819
Rome, The Forum
with a Rainbow
1819
San Giorgio Maggiore
in the Morning
1819
Venice, Looking East from the Guidecca, Sunrise 1819 Wilderness A Engedi & Convent of Santa Saba 1819 Rome From Monte Testaccio 1820 Rome, The Colosseum 1820 Richmond Hill 1820-1825
Venice, Looking East
from the Guidecca,
Sunrise
1819
Wilderness A
Engedi & Convent
of Santa Saba
1819
Rome From Monte
Testaccio
1820
Rome,
The Colosseum
1820
Richmond Hill
1820-1825
Margate from the Sea, Whiting Fishing 1822 Melrose Abbey 1822 Norham Castle on the Tweed 1822 A Storm, Shipwreck 1823 Norham Castle, on the River Tweed 1823
Margate
from the Sea,
Whiting Fishing
1822
Melrose Abbey
1822
Norham Castle
on the Tweed
1822
A Storm,
Shipwreck
1823
Norham Castle,
on the River Tweed
1823
Shields, on the River Tyne 1823 Stangate Creek, on the River Medway 1823-1824 Falmouth Harbor 1825 Arundel Castle on the River Arun, with a Rainbow 1824 Boscastle, Cornwall 1824
Shields,
on the River
Tyne
1823
Stangate Creek,
on the River
Medway
1823-1824
Falmouth Harbor
1825
Arundel Castle
on the River Arun,
with a Rainbow
1824
Boscastle,
Cornwall
1824
Hythe, Kent 1824 Rhodes, for Lord Byron's Works 1824 The Bass Rock 1824 Totnes, in the River Dart 1824 Folkestone from the Sea 1824-1825
Hythe, Kent
1824
Rhodes,
for Lord Byron's
Works
1824
The Bass Rock
1824
Totnes,
in the River
Dart
1824
Folkestone
from the Sea
1824-1825
Dover Castle 1825 Rievaulx Abbey, Yorkshire 1825 Scarborough 1825 Storm Clouds Sunset 1825 Fall of the Trees, Yorkshire 1826
Dover Castle
1825
Rievaulx Abbey,
Yorkshire
1825
Scarborough
1825
Storm Clouds
Sunset
1825
Fall of the
Trees, Yorkshire
1826
Okehampton 1826 Prudhoe Castle, Northumberland 1826 A man seated at a table in the Old Library 1827 A Yorkshire River 1827 Cowes, Isle of Wight 1827
Okehampton
1826
Prudhoe Castle,
Northumberland
1826
A man seated at
a table in the
Old Library
1827
A Yorkshire
River
1827
Cowes,
Isle of Wight
1827
Louth, Lincolnshire 1827 Stonehenge 1827 The Artist and his Admirers 1827 Carisbrook Castle, Isle of Wight 1828 Hill Town on the Edge of the Campagna 1828
Louth,
Lincolnshire
1827
Stonehenge
1827
The Artist
and his Admirers
1827
Carisbrook
Castle, Isle
of Wight
1828
Hill Town on
the Edge of
the Campagna
1828
Interior at Petworth 1828 Lancaster Sands 1828 Petworth, the Drawing room 1828 Playing Billiards, Petworth 1828 Stamford 1828
Interior at
Petworth
1828
Lancaster
Sands
1828
Petworth,
the Drawing
room
1828
Playing Billiards,
Petworth
1828
Stamford
1828
Alnwick Castle, Northumberland 1829 Virginia Water 1829 Fall of the Rhine at Schaffhausen 1805-1806 Kenilworth Castle 1830 Mont Blanc from Fort Roch, Val D'Aosta 1830
Alnwick Castle,
Northumberland
1829
Virginia Water
1829
Fall of the Rhine
at Schaffhausen
1805-1806
Kenilworth Castle
1830
Mont Blanc from
Fort Roch,
Val D'Aosta
1830
Scene on the Loire 1830 View of Saint Germain en Laye and its Chateau 1830 The Scarlet Sunset 1830-1840 Kidwelly Castle, South Wales 1832 Rouen Cathedral 1832
Scene on the
Loire
1830
View of Saint
Germain en Laye
and its Chateau
1830
The Scarlet Sunset
1830-1840
Kidwelly Castle,
South Wales
1832
Rouen Cathedral
1832
View over Town at Sunset, a Cemetery in the Foreground 1832 The Valley of the Brook at Kidron, Jerusalem,Absalom's Tomb 1833 The Burning of the Houses of Parliament 1834 The Temple of Poseidon at Sunium, Cape Colonna 1834 The Burning of the Houses of Parliament 1834-1835
View over Town at
Sunset, a Cemetery
in the Foreground
1832
The Valley of the Brook
at Kidron, Jerusalem,
Absalom's Tomb
1833
The Burning of the
Houses of Parliament
1834
The Temple of Poseidon
at Sunium, Cape
Colonna
1834
The Burning of the
Houses of Parliament
1834-1835
Longship Lighthouse, Lands End 1835 The High Street, Oxford 1835 Wolf's Hope, Eyemouth 1835 Grey Clouds over the Sea 1835-1840 A Packet Boat off Dover 1836
Longship Lighthouse,
Lands End
1835
The High Street,
Oxford
1835
Wolf's Hope,
Eyemouth
1835
Grey Clouds
over the Sea
1835-1840
A Packet Boat
off Dover
1836
Ivrea 1836-1845 Flint Castle 1838 The Arch of Constantine, Rome 1835 Ehrenbreitstein and Coblenz 1840 Oberwesel 1840
Ivrea
1836-1845
Flint Castle
1838
Constantine, Rome
1835
Ehrenbreitstein
and Coblenz
1840
Oberwesel
1840
The Slave 1840 Turner’s Bedroom in the Palazzo Giustinian,the Hotel Europa, Venice 1840 Venice, Moonrise 1840 Dawn after the Wreck 1841 Fire at the Grand Storehouse of the Tower of London 1841
The Slave
1840
Turner’s Bedroom
in the Palazzo
Giustinian, the Hotel
Europa, Venice
1840
Venice, Moonrise
1840
Dawn after
the Wreck
1841
Fire at the
Grand Storehouse of
the Tower of London
1841
Goldau 1841 Hafod 1841 South of Bellinzona 1841 The Blue Rigi Lake of Lucerne Sunrise 1842 The Dark Rigi 1842
Goldau
1841
Hafod
1841
South of
Bellinzona
1841
The Blue Rigi
Lake of Lucerne
Sunrise
1842
The Dark Rigi
1842
Goldau, with the Lake of Zug in the Distance 1842-1843 The Lake of Zug 1843 Brunnen, from the Lake of Lucerne 1845 Coast Scene 1845 Figures on a Beach 1845
Goldau, with the
Lake of Zug
in the Distance
1842-1843
The Lake
of Zug
1843
Brunnen, from
the Lake of
Lucerne
1845
Coast Scene
1845
Figures on a
Beach
1845
Fluelen, from the Lake of Lucerne 1845 Red Sky over a Beach 1845 Sailing Boat in a Rough Sea 1845 Sunset Seen from a Beach with Breakwater 1845 Two Figures on a Beach with a Boat 1845
Fluelen, from
the Lake of
Lucerne
1845
Red Sky over
a Beach
1845
Sailing Boat
in a Rough Sea
1845
Sunset Seen
from a Beach
with Breakwater
1845
Two Figures
on a Beach with
a Boat
1845
Waves Breaking on a Beach 1845 Heidelberg 1846 The Brunig Pass, from Meringen 1847 A bed, drapery study Conway Castle
Waves Breaking
on a Beach
1845
Heidelberg
1846
The Brunig Pass,
from Meringen
1847
A bed,
drapery study
Conway Castle
Salon Falmouth Harbour, Cornwall One bedroom Painter at the easel Portsmouth
Salon Falmouth Harbour,
Cornwall
One bedroom Painter
at the easel
Portsmouth
Salon The Nordgalerie St. Peter's from the south 1819
Salon The Nordgalerie St. Peter's
from the south
1819