Top Ten Paintings by William Turner

Top Ten Paintings by William Turner

       Joseph Mallord William Turner (often abbreviated as William Turner) was born in Covent Garden, London on April 23, 1775. His father, William, was a wig maker and later became a barber, and his mother, Mary Marshall was a housewife. William’s mother became increasingly mentally unstable, perhaps due to the fact that William’s younger sister died when she still was a young girl. William’s mother died in 1804, having been committed to a mental asylum. Because of this rather difficult family situation, William Turner was sent in 1785 to stay with his uncle on his mother’s side in Brentford, which was then a small town west of London on the banks of the Thames. It was here that he first expressed an interest in painting. A year later he went to school in Margate in Kent to the east of London in the area of the Thames estuary. At this time he had been creating many paintings, which his father exhibited in his shop window.

  1. Fishermen at the Sea (1796)

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  2. Flint Castle (1838)

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  3. The Grand Canal in Venice (1835)

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  4. The Burning of the Houses of Parliament (1834)

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  5. The Shipwreck (1805)

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  6. Dido Building Carthage (1815)

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  7. Ulysses Deriding Polyphemus (1829)

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  8. The Battle of Trafalgar (1808)

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  9. The Fighting Temeraire (1838)

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  10. The Evening of the Deluge (1843)

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  11. Peace: Burial at Sea (1842)

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  12. Mortlake Terrace (1827)

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  13. Inside of Tintern Abbey (1794)

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  14. London (1809)

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  15. Rain, Steam and Speed (1844)

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  16. Snowstorm (1842)

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