‘NOTTINGHAM’ Watercolour C1830

J.M.W. Turner

Nottingham Castle Museum

Poster size 17″ x 24.5″ Landscape



Beautiful poster of an original watercolour of Nottingham by JMW Turner, courtesy of Nottingham Castle Museum.

Poster size – 17″ x 24.5″ (43 x 62cm).
Image size – 13″ x 20.5″ (33 x 52cm).
This poster depicts a view of Nottingham, including Nottingham Castle and St. Mary’s Church, from the south bank of the River Leen looking east.

Joseph Mallord William Turner RA, known as J. M. W. Turner and contemporarily as William Turner, was an English Romantic painter, printmaker and watercolourist, known for his expressive colourisation, imaginative landscapes and turbulent, often violent marine paintings. Turner was born in Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London, to a modest lower middle-class family. He lived in London all his life, retaining his Cockney accent and assiduously avoiding the trappings of success and fame. A child prodigy, Turner studied at the Royal Academy of Arts from 1789, enrolling when he was 14, and exhibited his first work there at 21. During this period, he also served as an architectural draftsman. He earned a steady income from commissions and sales, which due to his troubled, contrary nature, were often begrudgingly accepted. He opened his own gallery in 1804 and became professor of perspective at the Academy in 1807, where he lectured until 1828, although he was viewed as profoundly inarticulate. He travelled extensively to Europe from 1802, typically returning with voluminous sketchbooks.
Born: 23 Apr 1775 · Maiden Lane, London, England
Died: 19 Dec 1851 · Cheyne Walk, United Kingdom
Periods: Romanticism
Parents: William Turner
Education: Royal Academy of Arts

The posters are in excellent condition and have been carefully stored by Wollaton Hall Museum.
Posted/shipped in a protective tube.


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