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Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851), 19th-century Britain’s greatest land and seascape artist, depicted ports throughout his career, both in monumental oil paintings and in watercolors.

Join us for a tour of this major exhibition that brings together some thirty-five works by Turner from the 1810s through the late 1830s in oil, watercolor, and graphite that capture contemporary cities in England, France, and Germany, as well as imagined scenes set in the ancient world.


By invitation only.


Image: J.M.W. Turner, Harbor of Dieppe: Changement de Domicile, exhibited 1825, but subsequently dated 1826. Oil on canvas, 68 3/8 x 88 3/4 inches. The Frick Collection, New York. Photo: Michael Bodycomb