JMW Turner: The Vaughan bequest (paperback)

National Galleries of Scotland
Christopher Baker, Scottish National Portrait Gallery Director With contributions by Charlotte Topsfield, Senior Curator Prints & Drawings
Paperback (Flexi cover)
Page count:
120 printed pages
60 colour
Item Size:
24.5 x 22 cm

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New revised edition featuring new research and entries about this excellent collection by British artist Joseph Mallord William Turner. Created to accompanying the annual display every January of the Vaughan bequest of Turner Watercolours. Capturing scenes of Durham, Loch Coruisk, Skye and The Piazzetta, Venice which is featured on the front cover.

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851) was perhaps the most prolific and innovative of all British artists. His outstanding watercolours in the collection of the National Gallery of Scotland are one of the most popular features of its collection.

Bequeathed to the Gallery in 1899 by the distinguished collector Henry Vaughan, they have been exhibited, as he requested, every January for over 100 years at the National Galleries of Scotland. Renowned for their excellent state of preservation, they provide a remarkable overview of many of the most important aspects of Turner’s career.

This richly illustrated book, provides an authoritative commentary on the watercolours, taking account of recent research, and addressing questions of technique and function, as well as considering some of the numerous contacts Turner had with other artists, collectors and dealers.