It was said that J.M.W. Turner 'had seen the sun rise oftener than all the rest of the Academy'. But like many artists of his generation Turner was also influenced by the 17th century painter Claude Lorraine. The landscape theorist Uvedale Price, noted that 'every person of observation must have remarked how broad the lights and shades are in a fine evening in nature, or (what is about the same thing) in a picture by Claude'.