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The Young Turner Exhibition

Ambitions in Architecture and the Art of Perspective

Turner painted ‘Blenheim, Oxfordshire’ in 1833 for his 'Picturesque Views in England and Wales' series. This exhibition presents some of the artist's first commissions and most celebrated topographical works, focusing on his increasing expertise in depicting architecture and perspective from the 1780s - 1810s.

Among the loans from the Ashmolean, Tate and other private collections are Turner’s first sketchbook and diagrams from his Royal Academy lectures in perspective, which have rarely been exhibited before.

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Exhibition organised by the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford.
Image © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

Event Information

This exhibition will take place in the Gallery, in the Stables Courtyard.
  • Tickets required
    Palace, Park and Gardens or an Annual Pass.
  • Date 16th February – 22nd April
  • Time 10.30-16.30 (Last entry 15.45)
  • Annual Pass Free with Annual Pass

Palace, Park and Gardens

Donate your Palace, Park and Gardens ticket to our charity when purchasing to convert to a free Annual Pass. Book Tickets

A talk by James Hamilton

Author of Turner, A Life, James Hamilton will be doing a talk in the Marlborough Room at 14.00 on the 15th of April.

Tickets are £5.00 each and can be booked by emailing

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