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Benjamin Brecknell Turner (1815-94) was one of the first British photographers. He is known for his early photographs of rural England. Turner's images were highly praised during his lifetime for their rustic beauty and grandeur. In 2001, the V&A hosted the exhibition Rural England Through a Victorian Lens: Benjamin Brecknell Turner

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Benjamin Brecknell Turner: Rural England Through a Victorian Lens

Benjamin Brecknell Turner: Rural England Through a Victorian Lens

Between 1852 and 1854, Benjamin Brecknell Turner compiled an album of 60 photographs, entitled 'Photographic Views from Nature'. A superb collection o…

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Event - Masters of British Landscape: Gainsborough, Constable, Turner, and the Pre-Raphaelites

Tue 25 November 2014 11:00

FOUR WEEK COURSE: From Gainsborough and Stubbs, to Turner and Constable, Whistler and Nash, British art is renowned for the work of its great landscape painters. This course investigates the contribution of Britain’s greatest landscape artists and seeks to explain why landscape painting became the central expression of the British visual imagination.

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