Poster for Tate’s 1988 exhibition Turner & Architecture, featuring an image of J.M.W. Turner’s Durham Cathedral: The Interior, Looking East along the South Aisle
, 1797–8. Turner began his career as an architectural draughtsperson, creating detailed drawings of buildings, and he kept a lifelong interest in architectural subjects, which this exhibition explored.
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TURNER & ARCHITECTURE
28 March – 10 July 1988
In the Clore Gallery Admission free Monday – Saturday 10-5.50 Sunday 2-5.50
Closed 1 April and 2 May Recorded Information 01.821 7128 Tate Gallery, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG Nearest Underground Station Pimlico (Victoria Line)
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Turner and Architecture exhibition poster
Turner and Architecture
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Joseph Mallord William Turner was born in London; he remained a Londoner and kept a Cockney accent all his life despite dominating British landscape painting throughout the first half of the 19th century. He established a reputation in the Royal Academy, first as a topographical watercolourist and then within a few years as a painter of sublime and historical landscapes. From the mid-1790s he settled on the routine he maintained for much of his life: touring in summer and working in the studio in the winter months. He opened his own gallery and had many patrons and admirers as well as detractors. After his death a large body of his works in oil and watercolour was given to the British nation, with many on show at Tate Britain.