J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851) is widely agreed to be our greatest painter. He was also insatiably curious throughout his long career and incessant travels, becoming an acute observer of British life during a period of dramatic social, political and technological change, which included the Industrial Revolution, the passing of the Great Reform Act and decades of war with France. Speaker Barry Venning is an author and historian of British art who teaches for
the Open University, and has appeared on two BBC documentaries about Turner.
Advance booking required. Talks last for approximately 45 minutes with a short time for questions.
Tuesday 28 November 2017, 1.00pm
£6 Adults | £4 Friends
If booking a Friends ticket, you will need to enter the three digit Friends number found on your special green Friends Annual Pass. Please note that only one discounted ticket may be booked per Friend.
Image: J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851), The Port of London, c.1824, watercolour © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
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