Benjamin Brecknell Turner
'Chamberlain and Turner Family group'
Private collection, on loan to the V&A
Turner's many informal portraits of family and friends perhaps satisfied the need to record the people who mattered to him. As a result, figures rarely appear in the views he made for exhibition. Some of Turner's portraits were made outdoors at Bredicot but the majority appear to have been made in his glass roofed studio which was situated over the premises of his business in London.