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Mr. Turner – an exhibition

The Artist and his Admirers by JMW Turner, 1827

© Tate, 2014

10 January - 11 March 2015

This January, a major Turner art exhibition featuring over 30 pieces on loan from major collections, is set to open at Petworth House, West Sussex.

The show, Mr. Turner - an exhibition, has been inspired by Mike Leigh’s award-winning film, Mr. Turner, filmed in part at Petworth House and Park.

Pieces in the Exhibition Gallery include major loans of Turner’s paintings in oil and watercolour, rarely seen portraits of Turner, such as John Phillip’s touching late watercolour – possibly the last painted image of the artist before his death – and CW Cope’s oil sketch, one of the very few visual records of Turner at work. There will also be the first showing of a painting by 19th-century artist Alexander McInnes, discovered on the BBC Antiques Roadshow.

Alongside the exhibition, visitors will have the opportunity to to view 20 extraordinary Turner paintings in their natural location inside the Mansion House, in addition to a visit to the Artist's Studio (not normally open to the public) used by Turner and other artist-guests in the early 19th century.

There will also be a selection of props and costumes on display from the film, as well as paintings created by Timothy Spall in preparation for his role as Turner.

Book online now for Mr Turner - an exhibition or call 0844 249 1895.