Turner and Bonington: Watercolours from the Wallace Collection

20 Sep 2023-21 Apr 2024

The Wallace Collection
London W1U 3BN


The Wallace Collection invites you to embark on a journey – from the rugged Yorkshire Dales to the grandeur of Venice, pausing en route to enjoy the bucolic delights of crab fishing on Scarborough’s beach and to marvel at the gothic splendour of Rouen cathedral from the dockside.

This odyssey is undertaken through a one-room display of watercolour landscapes by J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851) and Richard Parkes Bonington (1802-1828), the first time the works have been on display in 17 years. The display brings together ten works by the two artists, with four views of Yorkshire by Turner and five scenes of Normandy and Venice by Bonington.