|The Fighting Temeraire tugged to her last Berth to be broken up|
J.M.W. Turner - Joseph Mallord William Turner - was a preeminent British Romantic painter of oil and watercolor landscapes. He is well known for bringing the art of landscape to the level of epic proportions. His use of light and color is spectacular and his style is a forerunner to Impressionism.
|Self Portrait c. 1799|
|St Erasmus In Bishop Islips Chapel Westminster Abbey|
|A Storm on the Lagoon of Venice|
In the following years, Turner traveled extensively all over Europe and studied at the Louvre in 1802. As he became older, the artist became more and more eccentric with few close friends. It is interesting to note that his father, who stayed with him for 30 years, was one of his closest friends and eventually an assistant. Turner was struggling with bouts of depression after his father passed away. He never married. He did have a relationship with a widow, older than himself, by the name of Sarah Danbury. She had two daughters by him.
|A First Rate Taking in Stores|
|Fishermen at Sea|
|Dawn in Northam Castle|