This post was most recently updated on October 28th, 2017
Voted Britain’s favourite artist in 2015, Joseph Mallord William Turner is renowned for his sweeping brushstrokes and incredible use of light
Though perhaps best known for his paintings of ships and the sea, Turner also painted scores of landscapes depicting England’s most picturesque sites.
Here we take a look at three of them and find that, as with all great art, there’s more to Turner’s paintings than at first meets the eye…
1. The Burning of the Houses of Parliament – Or Perhaps Not
The Burning of the Houses of Parliament – is that part of the Tower of London or Westminster Abbey in the background?
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