J.M.W. Turner: Painting Set Free

J.M.W. Turner was celebrated for his depictions of light, the virtuosity of his technique, and his Romantic imagination. Experience the first major survey of Turner’s late career, when the artist displayed a fierce engagement with themes of nature, history, and religion.
, 'Regulus,' 1828, de Young Museum

J. M. W. Turner

Regulus, 1828

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, 'The Hero of a Hundred Fights,' 1847, de Young Museum

J. M. W. Turner

The Hero of a Hundred Fights, 1847

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, 'Fishermen on the Lagoon, Moonlight,' 1840, de Young Museum

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Fishermen on the Lagoon, Moonlight, 1840

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, 'Whalers (Boiling Blubber) Entangled in Flaw Ice, Endeavoring to Extricate Themselves,' 1846, de Young Museum

J. M. W. Turner

Whalers (Boiling Blubber) Entangled in Flaw Ice, Endeavoring to Extricate Themselves, 1846

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, 'The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons, October 16, 1834,' 1834-1835, de Young Museum

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The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons, October 16, 1834, 1834-1835

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, 'Snow Storm - Steam-Boat off a Harbour's Mouth,' 1842, de Young Museum

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Snow Storm - Steam-Boat off a Harbour's Mouth, 1842

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, 'Fire at the Tower of London Sketchbook [Finberg CCLXXXIII], A Fire at the Tower of London,' 1841, de Young Museum

J. M. W. Turner

Fire at the Tower of London Sketchbook [Finberg CCLXXXIII], A Fire at the Tower of London, 1841

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, 'War. The Exile and the Rock Limpet,' 1842, de Young Museum

J. M. W. Turner

War. The Exile and the Rock Limpet, 1842

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, 'The Sun of Venice Going to Sea,' 1843, de Young Museum

J. M. W. Turner

The Sun of Venice Going to Sea, 1843

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, 'A Fire at the Tower of London,' 1841, de Young Museum

J. M. W. Turner

A Fire at the Tower of London, 1841

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, 'Venice: Santa Maria della Salute, Night Scene with Rockets,' 1840, de Young Museum

J. M. W. Turner

Venice: Santa Maria della Salute, Night Scene with Rockets, 1840

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, 'The Dogana, San Giorgio, Citella, from the Steps of the Europa,' 1842, de Young Museum

J. M. W. Turner

The Dogana, San Giorgio, Citella, from the Steps of the Europa, 1842

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, 'Fishing Boats Bringing a Disabled Ship into Port Ruysdael,' 1844, de Young Museum

J. M. W. Turner

Fishing Boats Bringing a Disabled Ship into Port Ruysdael, 1844

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, 'Peace – Burial at Sea,' 1842, de Young Museum

J. M. W. Turner

Peace – Burial at Sea, 1842

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, 'The Pass of the Splügen: Sample Study,' 1841-1842, de Young Museum

J. M. W. Turner

The Pass of the Splügen: Sample Study, 1841-1842

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, 'Norham Castle, Sunrise,' 1845, de Young Museum

J. M. W. Turner

Norham Castle, Sunrise, 1845

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, 'Ancient Rome; Agrippina Landing with the Ashes of Germanicus,' 1839, de Young Museum

J. M. W. Turner

Ancient Rome; Agrippina Landing with the Ashes of Germanicus, 1839

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, 'Rainbow Among Purple and Blue Clouds,' 1840-1845, de Young Museum

J. M. W. Turner

Rainbow Among Purple and Blue Clouds, 1840-1845

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, 'Venice at Sunrise from the Hotel Europa, with the Campanile of San Marco,' 1840, de Young Museum

J. M. W. Turner

Venice at Sunrise from the Hotel Europa, with the Campanile of San Marco, 1840

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