Joseph Mallord William Turner was, first and foremost, a landscape painter who worked both in oils and watercolours.
Turner was an ambitious, open minded man who would do whatever was required in order to develop his work ever onwards. Travel was one way in which he explored new ideas for his work, and much of his work with watercolours came about during his time in Italy.
Many of Turner's most famous artworks are glorious representations of historic locations in the British countryside, such as castles. He would also depict seascapes with various levels of activity, from tranquil Brighton scenes to full scale battle pieces.
This paintings section draws together the best of his oils and watercolour work, but a more specialist list of watercolours is also available.