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Talk : Turner & the Matchless Vale of Thames
March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm£6
The Kew Society is delighted to invite Catherine Parry-Wingfield, Chair of Turners House Trust, to give an illustrated lecture which explores the lure of the Thames landscape around Kew, Richmond and Twickenham for JMW Turner, one of Britain’s greatest landscape painters.
In the early years of the 19th century Turner rented houses on the river at Isleworth and Hammersmith, and in 1813 completed Sandycombe Lodge near Twickenham, built to his own designs as a retreat from the London art world. Some of Turner’s most beautiful paintings, oils and watercolour, were painted during these years, as the artist drew inspiration from the changing river scenery which remains as fascinating today as it did 200 years ago.
Catherine is an art historian, and was part of the project team working on the award-winning conservation of Turner’s House in 2016/17. She is chairman of Turner’s House Trust.
Tickets available on the door.
Members £3, non-members £6