Turner, Yarmouth in Norfolk, c.1840 / Self-portrait, 1799
Turner in Norfolk
Many happy returns to the great British Painter born 1775 yesterday. Or so it is said. The exact day wasn’t certain so he chose 23rd April as the definitive day of his birth, St George’s Day.
He spent some time at the port of Yarmouth, Norfolk, in 1840 producing exquisite watercolours of this particular place, north of London.
The effects of sunset, the vast skies and views out to sea. The romantic vision of the world. Luminosity and atmosphere - it is what he did best. The ‘painter of light’.
Light is therefore colour. - J. M. W. Turner