Exhibition exploring JMW Turner’s work produced on his various travels, stops and periods of residence on the Thames, Wey Navigation and in the county of Surrey, prior to the London boundary changes of 1889. Combining pencil and oil sketches, finished oils and watercolours, the exhibition features 'Newark Abbey on the Wey' and 'View of Richmond Hill and Bridge' from Tate, and 'Thomson’s Aeolian Harp' from Manchester Art Gallery. The exhibition will also give a rare opportunity to see personal possessions of the artist - his fishing rod, travelling watercolour box and watercolour palette - from The Royal Academy of Arts.
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Woking Surrey GU21 4AA
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Turner was at the vanguard of sketching in the open air, direct from the subject. 🌳 He was part of an influential group experimenting with this, which also included Constable, but what set Turner apart was his use of oil sketches to make complete pictures. Turner would paint on his boat or on the bank, then take these ideas back to his studio to be refined and completed. #TurnerInSurrey is open now till 4 March.
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