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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.

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