The Windus Commissions
A Fête Day in Zurich: Early morning Sample Study c.1845 by JMW Turner. This sample study is for one of only two commissions from BG Windus which Turner finally accepted. The Windus painting is in the Kunsthaus Zurich collection; the sample study is on display at Tate Britain until further notice. More information here
Paintings by JMW Turner sold at Sotheby's
5 July 2017
One of the few Turner oil paintings still in private hands sold for £18.5 million at auction in London.
Exhibited by at the Royal Academy Exhibition of 1802 when he was 27 and and had just been elected as the youngest ever full member of the Royal Academy
Malmesbury Abbey (Windus collection)
According to Sotheby's 'in Malmesbury Abbey, Turner is working at the very height of his creative powers and the watercolour demonstrates
the dazzling effects and techniques that he had perfected by the middle of the 1820s. Above all, his sense of colour is exquisite and the refined combination of pinks, yellows, greens and blues anticipates those great masters of the second half of the 19th century: the French Impressionists'.