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Turner Collection

Main Floor Clore Gallery
Joseph Mallord William Turner, ‘The Shipwreck’ exhibited 1805
Joseph Mallord William Turner, The Shipwreck exhibited 1805. Tate

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

Tate Britain is home to the largest collection of works by Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851). A master of history, landscape and marine painting, he challenged the style of the old masters, trailblazing in technique and subject matter.

Described as the ‘father of modern art’ by John Ruskin, Turner often shocked his contemporaries with his loose brushwork and vibrant colour palette while portraying the development of the modern world unlike any other artist at the time.

It is no wonder that Turner became the most celebrated painter in England and that over one hundred and fifty years later, we celebrate contemporary artists of the same innovating spirit through the aptly named Turner Prize.

You can discover Turner’s incomparable talent for free in the Clore Gallery. Displaying a selection of our extensive Turner collection, the gallery includes some of his greatest masterpieces such as Self-Portrait, Peace – Burial at Sea and Norham Castle, Sunrise.

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Art in this display

John Constable Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows

exhibited 1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner Norham Castle, Sunrise


Joseph Mallord William Turner The Shipwreck

exhibited 1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Decline of the Carthaginian Empire ...

exhibited 1817

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