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The Death of J.M.W.Turner – 19 December 1851

Joseph Mallord William Turner, the great painter of atmospheric landscapes in the Romantic tradition, died in Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, on 19 December 1851 – he was 76.

Here is a newspaper obituary of JMW Turner that was published on 27 December 1851, and also one of his sketches of the Loire.

historical newspaper report on JMW Turner

Northampton Mercury – Saturday 27 December 1851

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000317/18511227/026/0004

historical newspaper report on JMW Turner

The Graphic – Saturday 17 December 1870

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000057/18701217/015/0009

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