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J. M. W. Turner

On the Aar between Unterseen and Lake of Brienz, 1794-1797

Gray ink wash over pencil on white paper
9 1/2 × 14 7/8 in
24.1 × 37.8 cm
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Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Indianapolis
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Copy by Thomas Girtin

Original drawing by John Robert Cozens

Copy by Thomas Girtin

Original drawing by John Robert Cozens

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J. M. W. Turner
British, 1775–1851
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Joseph Mallord William Turner was one of the leading British artists of his time, who over the six decades of his career changed the public regard for landscape and watercolor painting. Though he received little formal education, Turner was a prodigiously talented child. He eventually enrolled in the Royal Academy of Art Schools and exhibited his first watercolor there at the age of 15. He also studied in the studio of the architectural draftsman and topographer Thomas Malton. Turner eventually became known as a widely regarded as topographical watercolorist, though he was equally adept in oil and experimented widely with techniques. He received the most acclaim for his depictions of sublime storms and atmospheric, narrative landscapes. Many of his works referenced literature, mythology, and history.

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About the work
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Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Indianapolis
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Copy by Thomas Girtin

Original drawing by John Robert Cozens

Copy by Thomas Girtin

Original drawing by John Robert Cozens

Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
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Image provided by Indianapolis Museum of Art
J. M. W. Turner
British, 1775–1851
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Joseph Mallord William Turner was one of the leading British artists of his time, who over the six decades of his career changed the public regard for landscape and watercolor painting. Though he received little formal education, Turner was a prodigiously talented child. He eventually enrolled in the Royal Academy of Art Schools and exhibited his first watercolor there at the age of 15. He also studied in the studio of the architectural draftsman and topographer Thomas Malton. Turner eventually became known as a widely regarded as topographical watercolorist, though he was equally adept in oil and experimented widely with techniques. He received the most acclaim for his depictions of sublime storms and atmospheric, narrative landscapes. Many of his works referenced literature, mythology, and history.

J. M. W. Turner

On the Aar between Unterseen and Lake of Brienz, 1794-1797

Gray ink wash over pencil on white paper
9 1/2 × 14 7/8 in
24.1 × 37.8 cm
Permanent collection
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