Turner's works' stately display

An exhibition bringing together some of the best works of one Britain's greatest painters is to open next month. To be held at Petworth House in Sussex, the exhibition will showcase the paintings inspired by JMW Turner's many visits to the county.

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New gallery gets Turner treat

The 40 paintings include some at Tate Britain, the British Museum and in the hands of private and regional owners. On display from Jan 12th to March 13th at Petworth's newly-refurbished exhibition gallery, the works will include a pencil sketch & painting of Petworth House made by Turner in 1809.

The exhibition will also display views of Sussex towns Arundel, Ashburnham, Rye and Hastings as well as rarely-seen works portraying Brighton, Chichester, Lewes & Shoreham.Turner, who lived from 1775 to 1851, was a frequent visitor to Petworth House where some of his work is on permanent display.

The volume and range of subject matter which inspired Turner in Sussex was extraordinary and it's extremely exciting to bring so many examples together at Petworth

– Andy Loukes, house & collections manager at Petworth House and the curator of the Turner's Sussex exhibition

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