Musée No:737.006Regular price £25.00
Tell's Chapel, Lake Lucerne
Artist: Joseph Mallord William Turner
Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851), was an English Romantic painter, printmaker and watercolourist, whose style can be said to have laid the foundation for Impressionism. Although Turner was considered a controversial figure in his day, he is now regarded as the artist who elevated landscape painting to an eminence rivalling history painting. He is known for his expressive colourisations, imaginative landscapes and turbulent, often violent marine paintings. His work was exhibited when he was still a teenager, he was admitted into the Royal Academy aged just 15. His entire life was devoted to his art and unlike many artists of his era, he was successful throughout his career. He left behind more than 550 oil paintings, 2,000 watercolours, and 30,000 works on paper. He died in the house of his mistress in Chelsea in December 1851. He is said to have uttered the last words "The sun is God".