J.M.W. Turner The Vaughan Bequest

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Christopher Baker

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National Galleries of Scotland
Territory: World
Size: 220 mm x 245 mm
Pages: 112
Illustrations: 60 colour
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  • Research on a very popular part of the National Gallery of Scotland's collection, including informative commentaries on each of the works
  • Accompanies the annual January exhibition in the Scottish National Gallery
  • This book is a revised edition of the original version produced in 2006

J.M.W. Turner 1775-1851 was perhaps the most prolific and innovative of all British artists. His outstanding watercolours in the Scottish National Gallery are one of the most popular features of its collection. Bequeathed to the Gallery in 1899 by the distinguished collector Henry Vaughan, they have been exhibited, as he requested, every January for over 100 years. Renowned for their excellent state of preservation, they provide a remarkable overview of many of the most important aspects of Turner's career.

Henry Vaughan: 'A Great Turner Man'
Henry Vaughan: A Chronology
The Vaughan Bequest
Joseph Mallord William Turner: A Chronology
Notes on the Plates

Christopher Baker is Director, European and Scottish Art and Portraiture.

What the press have said about this book...

Turner in January was featured on BBC Arts “Turner does more with a few splashes on a small piece of paper than most artists manage in oils on the biggest canvas. It’s thrilling to see these masterpieces preserved in Vaughan’s original frames.”

Turner in January was also featured in The Herald “Even 165 years after his death, his pioneering use of paint and materials catches you like a blast of January wind.”