A Light in the Darkness

Joseph Mallord William Turner, ‘The Doge’s Palace and Piazzetta, Venice’, c.1840

Press Release: January 2010

Ring in the New Year with a visit to the National Gallery's annual Turner watercolour exhibition, 'A Light in the Darkness', featuring the celebrated Vaughan Bequest of 31 of the artist's most striking views painted during his later European tours: The Doge's Palace in Venice, Lake Lucerne, and the Fortresses at Bellinzona in Switzerland. Complementing the Turner display throughout January is an exquisite collection of portrait silhouettes and miniature paintings from the Mary A. McNeill Bequest. These delicate likenesses, painted in watercolour on ivory or enamel on copper, were popular in Turner's day and were prized as keepsakes and sometimes worn as jewellery. See Exhibitions for further information.

1 - 31 January 2010.
Print Gallery. Admission free.

'Masters of British Painting' is the theme title of a series of free talks during January. See What's On for details.

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 9.30am-5.30pm; Thursday 5.30pm-8.30pm. Sunday 12.00pm-5.30pm. Closed Good Friday and 24-26 December.

Telephone 01-661 5133.