Turner, Joseph Mallord William RA (1775-1851)

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In the summer of 1811 Turner came to Cornwall, and was the first artist to respond to the atmospheric qualities of the special Cornish light. Professor Smiles believes that, at an important part in Turner's development, his visit to Cornwall prompted experiments that laid ground for his exploration of light in Italy in 1819 and onwards.

Turner came to Cornwall as a commission for Picturesque Views of the Southern Coast of England published in parts between 1814 and 1826.