When Turner Came to Town

Welsh Row Bridge Photo by Paul Topham
Welsh Row Bridge by Paul Topham

The final talk in the series accompanying the Nantwich Museum exhibition River Weaver – a meander through time takes place at the museum at 3.00pm on Thursday 31 August. Museum artist, Les Pickford, will speak on When Turner Came to Town describing the visit of artist J M W Turner to Nantwich.

A copy of a sketch from J M W Turner’s “Chester Sketchbook” is featured in the exhibition depicting the artist’s view of Nantwich in 1801. It has been licensed from Tate Britain thanks to generous donations from museum volunteers. The sketch is in the “Picturesque” style which grew in popularity through the eighteenth century.

Booking is recommended. Tickets are available from the museum and cost
£3.50 (Museum Members £2.50).

Reflecting the significance of rivers to communities the exhibition, which runs in the Millennium Gallery until Saturday 9 September, charts the story of how the river has shaped local history.

Admission is free to the museum and exhibition.

For further information contact: Nantwich Museum on enquiries@nantwichmuseum.org.uk or telephone 01270 627104.