The final destination of the extraordinary touring exhibition which follows in the footsteps of JMW Turner's own tour of the North of England in 1797.
JMW Turner was a landscape painter, traveller, poet and teacher. He was described as ‘the greatest of the age’ by art critic John Ruskin and many people now consider him to be the first ‘modern’ painter. Turner's eight-week sketching tour of the North of England in 1797 transformed him from an architectural draughtsman to a poet of the landscape sublime.
This touring exhibition illustrates the 22-year-old artist's northern tour. Three galleries host 13 stunning colour studies each, alongside two of Turner’s sketchbooks, which he carried with him on his journey.