Posted on 25 February 2014
The conference aims to place Turner’s seascapes within a broader maritime context, and to explore the cultural and political significance of the sea during his lifetime.
Richard will be presenting his paper ‘Now for the painter’: Turner and the Sea at Greenwich, and Jason Edwards will be speaking on Sperm, Blood, Blubber, Bone, Oil and Water: the 19th-Century Visual and Literary (Sub)Cultures of Whaling. We are delighted thatYork PhD student Cicely Robinson will also be speaking at the conference, presenting her paper Relegation or Patriotic Promotion: a Reconsideration of George IV’s Donation of Turner’s.
Battle of Trafalgar to the National Gallery of Naval Art
View the draft programme Maritime Culture and Britain in the Age of J. M. W. Turner (PDF , 148kb)
Further details and a booking form are available here.