Clore Gallery

Wander through rooms dedicated to the world’s largest collection of J.M.W Turner’s paintings

Opening times

Monday to Sunday 10.00–18.00

Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG

Clore Gallery, Tate Britain © Tate Photography

Changing displays in the Clore Gallery feature work from the Turner Bequest  which comprises 300 oil paintings and many thousands of sketches and watercolours (including 300 sketchbooks). The Bequest, including all works left behind in Turner’s studio at his death in 1851, forms the vast majority of the Turner collection at Tate.

From August 3 2016, enjoy some of J.M.W. Turner’s greatest masterpieces as they go back on show in the Clore Gallery, after touring the world for the past two years. The Clore Gallery will be refreshed and rehung to display the returning works, including three newly-themed galleries and a new display of Turner’s works on paper. 

Joseph Mallord William Turner, ‘Norham Castle, Sunrise’ c.1845
Joseph Mallord William Turner
Norham Castle, Sunrise c.1845
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Joseph Mallord William Turner, ‘Self-Portrait’ c.1799
Joseph Mallord William Turner
Self-Portrait c.1799
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Joseph Mallord William Turner, ‘Rome, from the Vatican. Raffaelle, Accompanied by La Fornarina, Preparing his Pictures for the Decoration of the Loggia’ exhibited 1820
Joseph Mallord William Turner
Rome, from the Vatican. Raffaelle, Accompanied by La Fornarina, Preparing his Pictures for the Decoration of the Loggia exhibited 1820
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Joseph Mallord William Turner, ‘England: Richmond Hill, on the Prince Regent’s Birthday’ exhibited 1819
Joseph Mallord William Turner
England: Richmond Hill, on the Prince Regent’s Birthday exhibited 1819
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Joseph Mallord William Turner, ‘Snow Storm: Hannibal and his Army Crossing the Alps’ exhibited 1812
Joseph Mallord William Turner
Snow Storm: Hannibal and his Army Crossing the Alps exhibited 1812
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Joseph Mallord William Turner, ‘Peace - Burial at Sea’ exhibited 1842
Joseph Mallord William Turner
Peace - Burial at Sea exhibited 1842
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Joseph Mallord William Turner, ‘A Disaster at Sea’ ?c.1835
Joseph Mallord William Turner
A Disaster at Sea ?c.1835
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The paintings showcase the breadth of Turner’s output in oils and contain many celebrated works. They range from Turner’s Self-Portrait, perhaps painted to mark his election as an Associate of the Royal Academy at the young age of twenty-four, through to large-scale exhibition pieces including Rome, from the Vatican. A number of canvases never exhibited in Turner’s lifetime and presumed unfinished, such as the well-known Norham Castle, Sunrise, are also included. 

Providing an insight into Turner’s methods, the drawings, watercolours and sketchbooks allow us to track the development of Turner’s ideas and to document his travels around the UK and Europe. Examples are showcased through temporary displays in a dedicated works on paper room. 

Opening times

Monday to Sunday 10.00–18.00

Location

The Clore Gallery can be accessed via the Clore Gallery Entrance to the east of the building or via the Clore link from the Duveen Galleries

Tate Britain
Millbank
London SW1P 4RG
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Turner Collection

See the world’s largest collection of Turner’s work in changing displays in the Clore Gallery

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