Drawing from Turner: drawings

Drawing from a Turner original in the Prints and Drawings Room at Tate Britain

Drawing from a Turner original in the Prints and Drawings Room at Tate Britain

The fifty-eight artists participating in the ‘Drawing from Turner’ project were able to choose from a representative group of thirty-five drawings chosen from amongst the thousands available in the Turner Bequest

Each artist working on the project chose a Turner drawing which interested them in some respect and was requested to analyse their chosen work through visual means in order to learn something from the great master. Whilst the results were varied in their approach and finished product, all the artists shared a common enjoyment and interest in the actual experience of the project. 

Select a Turner artwork from the left-hand menu to see a selection of drawings made for the ‘Drawing from Turner’ project.

Drawing from Turner Mountains near Dunkeld circa 1801

Joseph Mallord William Turner Mountains near Dunkeld circa 1801

Drawing from Turner The Ruins of the Pantheon, Oxford Street 1792

Drawings made by artists after J.M.W. Turner's The Ruins of the Pantheon, Oxford Street 1792

Drawing from Turner Cottages and a Barn with a Mountain Beyond...1792–3

Brian Chalkley After Turner Cottages and a Barn with a Mountain Beyond:

Drawing from Turner Ely Cathedral: The Interior of the Octagon 1794

Drawings by artists after Turner's Ely Cathedral: The Interior of the Octagon 1794

Drawing from Turner A Man with a Cart and Horses on the Shore, Boats in Choppy Water Beyond 1792-3

Drawings after Turner's A Man with a Cart and Horses on the Shore, Boats in Choppy Water Beyond 1792-3

Drawing from Turner The Interior of the King's Theatre, Haymarket, Seen from the Gallery circa 1798

Drawings after J.M.W. Turner's The Interior of the King's Theatre, Haymarket, Seen from the Gallery circa ...

Drawing from Turner Cassiobury: The House Seen in the Distance from the West, across the Park 1804-5

Drawings after J.M.W. Turner's Cassiobury: The House Seen in the Distance from the West, across the Park ...

Drawing from Turner ?Killiecrankie circa 1801

Drawing from Turner exhibition 6 November 2006 – 20 May 2007, drawings

Drawing from Turner Looking Back to the Pic de l'Oeillette, Gorges du Guiers Mort, Grande Chartreuse 1802

Drawing from Turner exhibition 6 November 2006 – 20 May 2007, drawings

Drawing from Turner Bridge among Mountains

Drawing from Turner exhibition 6 November 2006 – 20 May 2007, drawings

Drawing from Turner The Brocklesby Mausoleum Seen among Trees 1798

Drawing from Turner exhibition. Drawings after J.M.W. Turner's The Brocklesby Mausoleum Seen among Trees 1798

Drawing from Turner Folly Hall, Yorkshire circa 1812

Drawing from Turner exhibition. Drawings after J.M.W. Turner's Folly Hall, Yorkshire circa 1812

Drawing from Turner View of the Wharfe Valley from Otley Chevin circa 1808

Drawing from Turner exhibition. Drawings after J.M.W. Turner's View of the Wharfe Valley from Otley Chevin circa ...

Drawing from Turner Figures, with Vessels 1817

Drawing from Turner exhibition. Drawings after J.M.W. Turner's Figures, with Vessels 1817

Drawing from Turner Study for `Rome from the Vatican' 1819

Drawing from Turner exhibition. Drawings after J.M.W. Turner's Study for `Rome from the Vatican' 1819

Drawing from Turner Three Sketches of Pictures, ?by Claude circa 1830

Drawing from Turner exhibition. Drawings after J.M.W. Turner's Three Sketches of Pictures, ?by Claude circa 1830

Drawing from Turner Boats at Cowes circa 1827

Drawing from Turner exhibition. Drawings after J.M.W. Turner's Boats at Cowes circa 1827

Drawing from Turner Sketches of Cinq Mars-le-Pile 1826

Drawing from Turner exhibition. Drawings after J.M.W. Turner's Sketches of Cinq Mars-le-Pile 1826

Drawing from Turner The Arrival of Louis-Philippe 1844

Drawing from Turner exhibition. Drawings after J.M.W. Turner's The Arrival of Louis-Philippe 1844