Exhibition: Between the Sheets: Turner's Nudes

This exhibition runs from Sat, 9th Jul 2022 to Sun, 30th Oct 2022. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

16th Aug 2022  
(12pm - 4pm)
17th Aug 2022  
(12pm - 4pm)
18th Aug 2022  
(12pm - 4pm)
19th Aug 2022  
(12pm - 4pm)
20th Aug 2022  
(12pm - 4pm)
21st Aug 2022  
(12pm - 4pm)
22nd Aug 2022  
(12pm - 4pm)

Cost: £10

Encounter a little known and rarely seen side of Britain’s greatest artist.

Loved as the master of landscapes and seascapes such as The Fighting Temeraire, Hannibal Crossing the Alps and Norham Castle, few know that Turner’s sketchbooks also contain depictions of the female form.

Yet Turner was a compulsive recorder of his life and travels, and produced drawings and watercolours of models, sexual encounters, literary fantasies, and his lovers such as Sophia Booth.

This small-scale exhibition is one of the first to look at Turner’s engagement with the naked female form, specifically within intimate and erotic contexts and provides invaluable insight into the man, and his attitude to and relationship with women.

This exhibition is possible thanks to a generous loan from Tate.

Entrance to the exhibition is included with tickets to the house.

The exhibition is on the first floor and is reached via a narrow staircase of around 18 steps. Unfortunately, no lift facilities are available. The ground floor of the house is fully accessible, and a tablet device will be available for a virtual visit to the first floor and basement.

Contact and Booking Details

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Turner's House,

40 Sandycoombe Road,

Map of Turner's House