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Watercolors by J.M.W. Turner from the British Museum
September 15 – October 13, 1963
Ground Floor, Central Gallery

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: A group of 80 watercolors was selected by Edward Croft-Murray, keeper of prints and drawings at the British Museum. 79 were from the Turner bequest of over 18,000 drawings and watercolors at the British Museum. Croft-Murray prepared the annotated catalogue, wrote the introduction, and accompanied the works to the United States. The exhibition was organized and circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.

Attendance: 23,608

Catalog: Turner Watercolors from the British Museum, by Edward Croft-Murray. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1963.

Other Venues: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco
Cleveland Museum of Art
William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art, Kansas City, Missouri
Brooklyn Museum