The Young Turner: Ambitions in Architecture and the Art of Perspective
Saturday 4th May – Saturday 6th July 2019
JMW Turner’s drawings, paintings and engravings from the 1780s to the 1810s illustrate his interest in architecture and the sources of his inspiration. The works on display are drawn primarily from collections in the Ashmolean Museum, and are complemented by loans from the Tate and several private collections. On show will be Turner’s first sketchbook and some of his diagrams for the lectures in perspective he gave at the Royal Academy, which have rarely been exhibited before.
Exhibition organised by the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford.
Image © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford. JMW Turner – View of High Street, Oxford (1810) WA2016.48.
Supported by the Art Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund.