Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery
19 October 2019 – 5 January 2020
Open Monday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm; Sunday, 12noon – 4pm.
Admission charges apply.
It is clear from his very first visit to the Lake District in 1797 that Turner had fallen under the spell of the stunning mountain landscapes that would lead him to pursue ever more spectacular scenery in Wales, Scotland and the Alps. Turner returned to Cumbrian subjects repeatedly throughout his long career, producing dazzling masterpieces of light and colour from sketches made during his visits to the region.
At Tullie House, the exhibition includes some of the very first mountain-themed works that Turner exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1798, along with later watercolours that reveal his development as a visionary painter of the sublime landscape. As well as presenting an opportunity to see these Lake District works in close proximity to the landscapes that inspired them, the exhibition at Tullie House also highlights Turner’s visits to the city of Carlisle, which became the subject for sketches, watercolours and engravings.
Turner: Northern Exposure at Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery is supported by Arts Council England and Carlisle City Council.