J.M.W.Turner a Chronology

1775 Born on 23 April (St George’s Day) at 21 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London. The son of William Turner, a barber & wig maker.
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1787 Takes up drawing and painting watercolour for first time, later his father sells then in his shop.
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1789-90 Goes to study under Thomas Malton. Admitted to Royal Academy School, (RA) exhibits his first watercolour, The Archbishop’s Palace, Lambeth.
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1790 Tours the West Country
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1793 The Society of Arts Awards Turner the „Greater Silver Pallet”, meets and works with life time friend Thomas Girtin: goes to South Wales to draw.
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1794 Turner become famous as a topographical draughtsman, producing original pictures for engravings.
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1795 Tours southern England and south Wales, and visits Isle of Wight.
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1796 Exhibits the first oil painting along with 10 watercolours at the RA.
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1799 Studies Claude Lorrain the artist, which has a great effect on his early style. Elected Associate Member of Royal Academy. Moves into Harley Street with Sarah Danby by her has two daughters.
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1800 Publishes poetry intended to accompany exhibits at RA.
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1801 Tours Scotland, returns via Lake District.
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1802 Elected full member of RA at the young age of 27. Travels to France and Switzerland.
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1804 Sets up a gallery at his Harley Street home. Death of mother after long illness.
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1805 First exhibition in his own gallery, London
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1807 Appointed Professor of Perspective at RA, often uses letters after his Name (P.P.) Publishes part 1 of Liber Studiorum. Buys Building plot at Twickenham.
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1809 First of many visits to Petworth, the seat of Lord Egremont, one of Turner patron.
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1810 Moves to 47 Queen Ann Street West, Summer visit to Farnley Hall
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1811 First lecture as professor at Royal Academy. Visits Italy.
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1814 Founder member of Artist General Benevolent Institution, supports this for many years.
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1815 End of war with France, so able to travel once again in Europe.
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1815 Paints ‚Dido Building Carthage’ refuses five thousand guineas ( a huge sum of money then) never sells this painting, finally bequeathed it to the British Nation on his death.
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1817 Summer tour of Netherlands and Rhine, returns and stays at Rady Castle, then on to friend Walter Fawkes at Farnley.
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1819 Trip to Italy, the wonderful light here has an amazing effect on Turner’s colours. Does around 25 sketches a day during his 2 month stay, two main paintings from this trip ‚Looking East from the Guidecca, Sunrise’ and ‚San Giorgio Maggiore’, which must be adjudged as masterpieces.
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1820 Moves his gallery to Queen Ann Street after working to enlarge and build new gallery.
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1822 Goes to Edinburgh for the State Visit of George 1V.
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1823 Commissioned to paint The Battle of Trafalgar for St James’s Palace; this completed by May 1824.
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1824 The National Gallery was established, and Turner was on the committee to decide where to house it- The National Gallery Trafalgar Square, London being the chosen place.
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1825 Toured Holland, the Rhine, and Belgium. Death of true friend Walter Fawkes on October 25th.
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1828 Takes his last class at the RA, ( they were not very successful anyway, sometimes his loyal father was the total audience).
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1825 Tour of Holland, Germany and Belgium. Death of friend Walter Falkes.
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1829 Death of father. Exhibits England and Wales series of watercolours in London. Visits France.
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1831 Tour of Scotland. Revises his Will as he’s in poor health during the year.
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1832 Visits Paris, meets with artist Delacroix.
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1834 Tours Meuse, Moselle and the Rhine.Spend time with Sophia Booth at Margate.
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1836 Tours France, Switzerland and Val d’Aosta
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1837 Death of patron Lord Egremond. Resigns as Professor of Perspective at the RA
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1839 Paints „The Fighting Tameraire” age 64.
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1840 He met the critic and artist John Ruskin, who became the great champion of his work. Visits Venice
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1841 Visits Switzerland for the first of three visits over the next three years.
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1844 Meets Charles Dickens. Visits Switzerland, Heidelberg, and the Rhine.
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1845 Acting President of Royal Academy, Tours France
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1846 Rents lodgings at Cheyne Walk, Chelsea and lives rest of his life as a recluse under pseudonym of Admiral Booth.
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1848 Increasing Infirmity. Revises his Will.
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1850 Last exhibition at the Royal Academy.
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1851 December 19, Turner dies in Chelsea home. Buried in St Paul’s Cathedral. Bequeaths 19,000 works to Nation.

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