This exhibition presents some of JMW Turner's first commissions and most celebrated topographical works.
Turner painted Blenheim, Oxfordshire in 1833 for his Picturesque Views in England and Wales series. This exhibition, organised by the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, focuses on his increasing expertise in depicting architecture and perspective from the 1780s to 1810s.
Among the loans from the Ashmolean, Tate and other private collections are Turner’s first sketchbook and diagrams from his Royal Academy lectures in perspective, which have rarely been exhibited before.
Also on display at Blenheim Palace is the exhibition Art and the Churchill Family from 10 February to 16 March. Both exhibitions can be viewed for the price of one entry ticket between 16 February and 16 March – 50% off for visitors with a National Art Pass.