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2021 activities included:
February: Professor Sam Smiles gave a lecture via Zoom titled Turner in the 1840s, based on his latest book, The Late Works of J.M.W. Turner – the Artist and his Critics.
2020 activities included:
Unfortunately, other events organised for 2020 had to be cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2019 activities included:
The Turner Society is for all who admire and are interested in Turner and his work. Regular meetings take place in London and visits are arranged to exhibitions and collections relating to Turner. Members receive an illustrated magazine twice yearly. www.turnersociety.com
Tate Britain houses the Turner bequest, works of art which Turner bequeathed to the nation. The Clore Wing displays many of his major oil paintings. Works on paper can be seen by appointment with the Prints and Drawings Room.
The entire Turner bequest is also available to view online www.tate.org.uk
Some key works from the bequest, including Turner’s Fighting Temeraire, Rain, Steam and Speed, Dido Building Carthage and Sun Rising through Vapour are displayed at the National Gallery.
The Sir John Soane Museum is the London house of the architect Sir John Soane, a great friend of Turner. Soane’s influence on Turner’s design for Sandycombe can clearly be seen here. Soane’s large collection includes Turner’s Admiral van Tromp’s barge at the mouth of the Texel, 1645. www.soane.org
Pitzhanger Manor Sir John Soane’s country house at Ealing, often visited by Turner. Pitzhanger has recently undergone extensive conservation. Soane bought the house in 1800 and immediately set about constructing a building to house his art and antiquities collection. His friend and fellow Professor at the Royal Academy, J.M.W. Turner, was a frequent guest and both would regularly go fishing and entertain each other and their close circle of friends at their houses. To visit Pitzhanger from Turner’s House, walk, bus or take a train to Richmond station and then take the 65 bus to Pitzhanger Manor.