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JMW Turner and The Sandstone Ridge

01/10/20
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We are not the only individuals who love the Sandstone Ridge.

As early as 1801, Joseph Mallord William Turner was to find inspiration in this dramatic landscape.

Turner, more generally known as William Turner, was an English Romantic painter, printmaker and watercolourist.

Famous for his landscape paintings, he was was born in Covent Garden in 1775.

In 1801 Turner was to draw several sketches of Beeston Castle within his sketchbook.

His sketchbook was later bequeathed to the nation.

The sketchbook was obviously the preparatory work for this scene which included Beeston Castle and which was painted some years later.

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