Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851) was one of the greatest British artists of the nineteenth century. His paintings are revered for their spectacular effects of light and color, and have influenced generations of artists. His late work, created between 1835 and 1850, articulated a radical vision that was heedless of public reaction, and explored such themes as the rise and fall of civilizations, the natural and industrial worlds, and religious and cultural mythology.
This exhibition is organized by Tate Britain in association with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the J. Paul Getty Museum.
Cynthia Fry Gunn and John A. Gunn
The Estate of Merrill and Hedy Thruston
Estate of Harold Dana Crosby, Jr.
The Diana Dollar Knowles Fund
Lucinda Watson and Theodore Bell
Tully and Elise Friedman
Ms. Lisa Sardegna and Mr. David A. Carrillo
Edward D. Baker III
Gretchen and John Berggruen
Carol and Shelby Bonnie
Mr. David Fraze and Mr. Gary Loeb
Berenice R. Spalding Charitable Trust
Gerald Stanley Levinson and Robert Charles Armstrong
The exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.
Joseph Mallord William Turner, Snow Storm—Steam-Boat off a Harbour's Mouth, exhibited 1842. Oil on canvas. Tate London. Image © Tate, London 2014