Joseph Mallord William Turner R.A.
The EY Exhibition: Late Turner – Painting Set Free will be the first major exhibition to survey the achievements of J.M.W. Turner (1775–1851) during his final period (1835–50). The exhibition will reassess Turner’s extraordinary body of work during this period, when some of his most celebrated works were created, and opens at Tate Britain on 10 September. The exhibition will begin in 1835, the year that Turner reached 60, and will close with his last exhibits at the Royal Academy in 1850. It will demonstrate how his closing years were a time of exceptional energy and vigour, initiated by one of his most extensive tours of Europe. Bringing together 150 works from the UK and abroad, it will seek to challenge assumptions around the idea of the ‘elderly’ artist, as well as his radical techniques, processes and materials during this productive time.
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