Prints and Drawings Rooms

The Prints and Drawings Rooms at Tate Britain are open by appointment for visitors to view works on paper not on display in the main galleries. In addition to the Turner Bequest, holdings include drawings, watercolours and prints by British artists from the sixteenth to twentieth centuries, and modern and contemporary prints by British and International artists. Artists are welcome to draw or paint from original works (excluding use of oil or chalks). For further information, or to book an appointment, please contact 020 7887 8042 / 8657, or email

Turner resources on Tate website

Turner Online

Turner in the Tate collection

Tate exhibitions

Colour and Line: Turner’s experiments

Turner Whistler Monet


A.J. Finberg, Turner’s Sketches and Drawings, London 1910
Gerald Wilkinson, Turner’s Early Sketchbooks: Drawings in England, Wales and Scotland from 1789-1802, London 1972
Gerald Wilkinson, The Sketches of Turner, R.A., 1802-20: genius of the Romantic, London 1974
Andrew Wilton, Turner as Draughtsman, Aldershot 2006