The Young Turner | Banbury Museum

The Young Turner

Ambitions in Architecture and the Art of Perspective

28 September 2019 – 12 January 2020

Following a successful campaign by the Ashmolean Museum to acquire JMW Turner’s oil painting View of the High Street, Oxford, 1809-10, The Young Turner: Ambitions in Architecture and the Art of Perspective presents this masterful work, alongside some of Turner’s first commissions including drawings, painting and engravings.

Focussing on his work from the 1780s to the 1810s, the exhibition highlights his interest in architecture, the development of his skills in the art of perspective, and some of the sources of his inspiration. The works on display are drawn primarily from collections in the Ashmolean Museum, and are complemented by loans from the Tate and private collections. Among the loans are Turner’s rarely exhibited first sketchbook and some of his diagrams for the lectures in perspective he gave at the Royal Academy.

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Monday – Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm
                  Sunday  11:00am – 3:00pm

£5 adult, £4 concession, £2.50 children (under three free) or family ticket £14.

Entry to this exhibition is FREE Monday – Wednesday after 3.00pm.

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This exhibition has been organised by the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford.