Joseph Mallord William Turner – Painter of Light

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 – 1851) was a controversial English landscape painter. His eccentric style matched his subjects – shipwrecks, fires, natural catastrophes, as well as natural phenomena such as sunlight, storms, rain, and fog. The significance of light to Turner resembled God’s spirit. In his later paintings he concentrated on the play of light on water and the radiances of skies and fires, almost to an Impressionistic style. Our collection of Joseph Mallord William Turner patterns includes many examples of his style including The Fighting Temeraire, The Shipwreck of the Minotaur, Snow Storm, The Grand Canal, Peace – Burial at Sea, and Rain, Steam and Speed .

Patterns Included In This Set

Self Portrait

The Fighting Temeraire

The Shipwreck of the Minotaur

Rain, Steam and Speed

Wreckers Coast of Northumberland

Calais Pier

Ovid Banished from Rome

Ulysses deriding Polyphemus

The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons

The Grand Canal-Venice

Snow Storm

Procession of Boats with Distant Smoke

Interior at Petworth

Norham Castle-Sunrise

Sun Setting Over a Lake

Peace – Burial at Sea

Sunrise with Sea Monsters

Colour Beginning

Staffa – Fingal’s Cave

S. Giorgio Maggiore – Early Morning


Landscape with Distant River and Bay


The Rainbow

Keelmen Heaving Coals by Moonlight