Turner in January

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  • 8 January 2009
The Falls of Clyde

Ring in the New Year in traditional style by visiting the annual display of Turner watercolours at the RSA. The 38 works span JMW Turner’s (1775–1851) long and fruitful career, from his early topographical wash drawings to the later atmospheric sketches of continental Europe. The works were bequeathed to the galleries by Henry Vaughan, who stipulated that the delicate watercolours only be shown in January when natural daylight is at its weakest so they would not fade.

Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, until Sat 31 Jan.

Turner in January

The annual display of JMW Turner watercolours bequeathed by Henry Vaughan, from early topographical wash drawings to the atmospheric sketches of continental Europe in the 1830s and 1840s. At Vaughan's behest, the delicate watercolours are only shown in January when daylight is weak to avoid fading.

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