National Museum Wales presents J.M.W. Turner. The Davies Collection

. September 29, 2012 . 0 Comments

National Museum Wales presents J.M.W. Turner. The Davies Collection an exhibition on view Sep 25 2012–Jan 20 2013.


J M W Turner Off Margate. © Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum of Wales.

For the first time ever, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales’ seven oil paintings by JMW Turner (1775-1851) are being displayed together.

Until recently, Amgueddfa Cymru could claim to have only four Turner oils in the collection.

After recent research and examination by Museum experts, and with the help of the BBC’s Fake or Fortune programme, it has been concluded that all seven are authentic Turner oil paintings.

The three paintings in question were The Beacon Light, Margate Jetty and Off Margate.

All seven paintings were bequeathed to the Museum by Gwendoline and Margaret Davies in 1951 and 1963 as genuine works by Turner.
The Davies Sisters of Llandinam are most renowned for their collection of impressionist paintings, however Turner was undoubtedly one of their favourite artists and one of the first acquired.

Between 1908 and 1926 the Davies sisters collected an impressive 13 watercolours and 9 oil paintings. – www.museumwales.ac.uk

Category: Fine Art

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