The Young Turner: Ambitions in Architecture and the Art of Perspective

16th February – 22nd April 2019


Turner painted ‘Blenheim, Oxfordshire’ in 1833, including the ‘Finest View in England’ in his 'Picturesque Views in England and Wales' series. This exhibition, which will take place in the Gallery, presents some of the artist's first commissions and most celebrated topographical works, focusing on his increasing expertise in depicting architecture and perspective in drawings, paintings and engravings from the 1780s - 1810s. 

The works are drawn primarily from collections in the Ashmolean Museum, complemented by loans from the Tate and several private collections. Among the loans are Turner’s first sketchbook and some diagrams from 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.

A Palace, Park and Gardens ticket will be required.

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The Young Turner: Ambitions in Architecture and the Art of Perspective
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