National Gallery
Thu 15 Dec 2022
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Turner on Tour image

In this talk, Christine Riding, Head of Curatorial and curator of ‘Turner on Tour’, discusses the significance of Turner’s masterpieces, ‘Harbour of Dieppe: Changement de Domicile’ and ‘Cologne, the Arrival of a Packet-Boat: Evening’, returning to the UK for the first time in a century.
These ground-breaking paintings left Britain for New York in 1914, when they were acquired by the American industrialist Henry Clay Frick, and where they have remained masterpieces of the Frick Collection since.
Showing the busy harbours of Dieppe and Cologne – the gateways of two major tours of Europe – the paintings demonstrate Turner’s life-long fascination with the subject of ports and harbours as dynamic, transitional places, as well as his radical approach to colour, light and brushwork.