1-31 Jan 2005. Showing at the National Gallery of Ireland, this retrospective, drawn from a collection bequeathed to the Gallery in 1900 by Henry Vaughan, a wealthy English art collector, comprises 31 watercolours and drawings by JMW Turner. It includes some excellent early works and elegant paintings from his senior years, giving a real sense of Turner's development as an artist, and his experimentation with watercolours. The exhibition concentrates on Turner's life-long passion for the sea, from his early views of Dover to his frequent trips to Venice, as does a series of lectures running simultaneously throughout January. The gallery shows the paintings only during the month of January and with free public admission in line with the wishes of the Vaughan Bequest and in January will focus on the artist's life-long passion with the sea.
Entry is free. Open Mondays to Saturdays 10.00 to 17.00, Thursday till 20.00, and Sundays from 12.00 to 17.00.
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A Life-Long Passion: Turner and the Sea.
National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square West & Clare Street, Dublin 2. Tel: + 353-16615133.