This exhibition has now finished.
Turner: Watercolours from the West brings together works from the Holburne Museum, Victoria Art Gallery, the Wilson, and a private collection, and is the first opportunity to see Bristol Museum & Art Gallery’s new acquisition ‘The Mouth of the Avon, Seen from a Cave below Clifton’.
These detailed early Bristol and Bath scenes show the emergence of interests that can still be seen in his looser, more atmospheric later works.
The exhibition ran at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery from 1 May – 6 July 2014 where nearly 20,000 visitors came to see it. It then ran at Swindon Museum & Art Gallery from 15 October – 13 December 2014. Some pictures of it here, and at Swindon Museum & Art Gallery, are below.
Video below showing our curator Dr Jenny Gaschke talking about the show
The exhibition at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
The exhibition at Swindon Museum & Art Gallery