Turner Exhibition

Turner: The Visionary

1 – 31 January 2020

Print Gallery | Admission free


For the month of January, visit our annual Turner exhibition at the National Gallery of Ireland. This year, watercolours by J.M.W. Turner will be complemented by works by a broad range of over 20 artists that were inspired by him. All works in this year’s display, by artists such as William Leech, Evie Hone, Paul Cézanne and John Singer Sargent, are from the Gallery’s collection, with many watercolours having not been seen in years. Some recent acquisitions by the artists Basil Blackshaw and Kyffin Williams will also be included. In 1900, the Gallery received a bequest of 31 watercolours and drawings by Turner from the English collector Henry Vaughan. Vaughan stipulated that the watercolours be exhibited every year, free of charge, for the month of January, when the light is at its weakest. Since 1901, the Gallery has displayed the watercolours for one month every year, ensuring that the collection remains in pristine condition. This exhibition is kindly sponsored by Sarasin & Partners. Curators | Adrian LeHarivel and Niamh MacNally