Morning amongst the Coniston Fells, Cumberland

Oil paint on canvas | 1229 x 899mm | exhibited 1798

Joseph Mallord William Turner

The mountain is Coniston Old Man, Cumbria, which Turner saw in 1797. This was the first picture that he elevated by quoting poetry in the Royal Academy catalogue. He chose lines from Milton's ‘Paradise Lost’, describing the 'mists and exhalations' of...
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