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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

Turner, Joseph Mallord William
British, 1775 - 1851