Original Paintings In New Exhibition At Turner’s House
Sir David Attenborough has opened a new exhibition of five original Turnerpaintings at Turner’s House in Richmond. The paintings have been returned to the house for the first time in nearly two hundred years. The paintings all feature the River Thames and are thought to have been painted locally when Turner lived at Isleworth.
It was Sir David’s first visit to the house which was re-opened in 2017 after a significant restoration project.
Lorna Ko chatted to Sir David and to Trustee’s Dr Jacqueline Riding and Curator Andy Loukes.
The curator of the exhibition, Andrew Loukes, a Trustee of Turner’s House Trust and Collections Manager for Petworth House said, “Turner’s House Trust is delighted that, thanks to the Ferryman Project, we can invite visitors for the very first time to see an exhibition of J.M.W. Turner’s original work in his self-designed house in Twickenham. Visitors will be able to enjoy these rarely seen oils, which offer a fascinating and intimate glimpse of the great artist’s practice, and show him responding with particular immediacy to a subject of great importance to him. We intend this to be the first of a series exploring his relationship to West London and his Sandycombe years.”
You can see our report of the first exhibition at Turner’s House here.
Turner’s House is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 12 – 3pm for self guided tours and 3-4pm for Guided Tours.
You can vidit their website at turnershouse.org