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

Posted on December 18th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

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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historical newspaper report on JMW Turner

The Graphic – Saturday 17 December 1870

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