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In 1797, 22-year-old JMW Turner toured the north of England to sketch in Northumberland, the
Lake District and Yorkshire. He set out as an architectural draftsman, intent on visiting abbeys, castles and cathedrals. He returned three months later as a peerless painter of the landscape. Now some of his paintings of the Lake District are on display at Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery in Carlisle, alongside works by another innovative giant of the art world. ‘Rembrandt: Etchings from the British Museum’ features a selection of the artist’s prints and drawings, 350 years after his death.
Andrew Mackay, Director of Tullie House, says: ‘We are delighted to secure the works of two such high profile artists. The two collections are genuinely extraordinary.
‘The names of Turner and Rembrandt carry with them so much weight and recognition that we’re confident people will be drawn from the whole region to view these masterpieces. It’s an honour to be able to share these works with the public.’
Two’s Company is at Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery until January 5th, 2020. Monday-saturday, 10am5pm and Sunday 11am-5pm.