Turner, Rembrandt meet in CarlisleBoth Turner and Rembrandt were geniuses, both ahead of their contemporaries, both true innovators who changed art forever. 2019 marks the 350th anniversary of the Rembrandt’s death. Turner & Rembrandt ‘meet’ in Tullie Houses’ spacious gallery.
Turner: Northern ExposureTurner: Northern Exposure is a set of three important new exhibitions of drawings, paintings and prints from the Turner Bequest at Tate. The Northern exposure marks Turner’s Journey across the North and retraces Joseph Turner’s tour across the North of England. In 1797 Turner set off from London on his first tour of the North of England, to sketch in Northumberland, the Lake District and Yorkshire. He set out, at the age of 22, an architectural draftsman, intent on visiting the abbeys, castles and cathedrals of the North. He returned three months later a painter of the landscape sublime.
The Turner exhibitionThe Turner: Northern Exposure exhibition is made up of 13 stunning colour studies and two of Turner’s sketchbooks that he carried on his Northern Tour. The Exhibition in Carlisle is supplementing the core works on loan with other works relating to Cumbria and the Lake District.
Turner & Rembrandt meet at Tullie House Museum & Art GalleryTurner’s work shares centre stage’ with Rembrandt: Etchings from the British Museum, Tullie Houses’ commemoration of the 350th anniversary of the artists’ death.
Turner’s development as a master of landscapesThe exhibition at Tullie House includes some of the very first mountain-themed works that Turner exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1798. These works are accompanied by later watercolours that reveal his development as a visionary painter of the sublime landscape. Artworks that you will only see in Carlisle include:
- Ullswater (1835) from The Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere
- Windermere, Westmorland (c1835) from Manchester Art Gallery
- Ullswater Lake, from Gowbarrow Park, Cumberland (1815-18) and Whitehaven from Parton, Cumberland (1810-15) from The Whitworth, Manchester
- Ambleside Mill, Westmorland (exhibited 1798) from the University of Liverpool Art Gallery
- Buttermere Lake, with Part of Cromackwater, Cumberland, a Shower (exhibited 1798) from Tate