Turner's Rhine Journey
31 January - 30 July 2017
Hunterian Art Gallery
Turner was one of the giants of landscape painting, and as a young man focused on watercolour painting.
This exhibition centres on a recently rediscovered watercolour, a romantic view of the town Bacharach and Stahleck on the Rhine, which he visited in 1817.
It is accompanied by a small selection of topographical watercolours by Adam, Constable, Varley, Ruskin and Whistler and a group of prints by Claude, Sandby, Girtin and others, which demonstrate the evolution of Turner’s famous set of tonal landscape engravings, his Liber Studiorum (Book of Studies).