Depositing of John Bellini's Three Pictures in La Chiesa Redentore, Venice
Self-Portrait, ca. 1799, Joseph Mallord William Turner, British, 1775-1851, oil on canvas, 29 1/4 x 23in., Tate, Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Eighteenth to 19th
century British artist Joseph Mallord William Turner painted in the Romantic style, depicting dramatic natural landscapes in a very subjective way.
Accepted into the prestigious British Royal Academy of Art at age 14, his successful career enabled him to travel across Europe often, where he painted scenes like this watercolor in the SAM Collection, Cologne from the River
Joseph Mallord William Turner, Cologne From the Water, 1820. Watercolor on paper, 12 1/8 x 18 1/4 in. (30.8 x 46.3 cm) Frame: 22 × 27 × 15/16 in. (55.9 × 68.6 × 2.4 cm). Seattle Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Brechemin, 70.70.