British Art

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851)

'Rain, Steam and Speed'

J. M. W. Turner is perhaps the best-loved English romantic artist. He became known as the 'painter of light' because of his unique use of brilliant colours as the main constitute in many of his land-and-sea-scapes. His works include water colours, oils and engravings. This painting, as you will see if you look carefully, shows a steam locomotive crossing a railway bridge on the Great Western Railway in Berkshire!

 

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