Forgotten Turner painting returns to Margate

View of the beach at Margate Credit: Turner Contemporary

A rare landscape by one of Britain's most famous artists forms part of a new exhibition at Margate's Turner Contemporary gallery.

The painting of Margate was sold by his mistress in 1865 to a Manchester industrialist and eventually found its way to the city's Whitworth Gallery.

There it lay in a basement, for decades with no one realising what it was, or who had painted it.

Now it forms part of the largest exhibition of Turner's work to go on display at the Turner contemporary since it opened five years ago.

In this report, Tony Green talks to Turner Contemporary director, Victoria Pomery and exhibition curator Ian Warrell.