Turner: The Visionary

Watercolour of men herding cows through a mountainous landscape
Anthony Copley Fielding (1787-1855), A Rain Shower in the Scottish Highlands. Photo © National Gallery of IrelandCredit

1 – 31 January 2020
Print Gallery | Admission free 

For the month of January, visit our annual Turner exhibition at the National Gallery of Ireland. This year, watercolours by J.M.W. Turner will be complemented by works by a broad range of over 20 artists that were inspired by him. All works in this year’s display, by artists such as William Leech, Evie Hone, Paul Cézanne and John Singer Sargent, are from the Gallery’s collection, with many watercolours having not been seen in years. Some recent acquisitions by the artists Basil Blackshaw and Kyffin Williams will also be included.

In 1900, the Gallery received a bequest of 31 watercolours and drawings by Turner from the English collector Henry Vaughan. Vaughan stipulated that the watercolours be exhibited every year, free of charge, for the month of January, when the light is at its weakest. Since 1901, the Gallery has displayed the watercolours for one month every year, ensuring that the collection remains in pristine condition.

This exhibition is kindly sponsored by Sarasin & Partners.

Sarasin and Partners

Curators | Adrian LeHarivel and Niamh MacNally

If you or your company wish to support our exhibition programme, our Development team will be delighted to speak with you about sponsorship or making a donation. Please call 01 663 3511 to speak to a member of the team.

An Introduction

Turner: The Visionary

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