Turners Vignette Watercolours


The Scottish National Gallery has the only set of Turner’s literary vignettes that remain together in one collection, his twenty illustrations for ‘The Poetical Works of Thomas Campbell’. Although these were destined to be published as black and white engravings, Turner used brilliant ultramarines and reds in his designs, intended to indicate light, tone and texture to the engraver. These are now considered to be some of the most beautiful of all his watercolour illustrations.
One of Twenty Vignettes - O'Connor's Child
Joseph Mallord William Turner
One of Twenty Vignettes - Lochiel's Warning
Joseph Mallord William Turner
One of Twenty Vignettes - Battle of the Baltic
Joseph Mallord William Turner
One of Twenty Vignettes - Hohenlinden
Joseph Mallord William Turner
One of Twenty Vignettes - Lord Ullin's Daughter
Joseph Mallord William Turner
One of Twenty Vignettes - The Soldier's Dream
Joseph Mallord William Turner
One of Twenty Vignettes - The Last Man
Joseph Mallord William Turner
One of Twenty Vignettes - The Brave Roland
Joseph Mallord William Turner