Turner's Burial in the Crypt of St Paul's

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Turner's funeral took place on 30 December 1851 in St Paul's Cathedral. He had stipulated in his will that he wished to be buried 'among my Brothers in Art' in the crypt and his body was placed close to the tombs of Sir Joshua Reynolds, Sir Thomas Lawrence and other artists. George Jones was present as an executor and painted this evocation soon afterwards.

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Turner's Burial in the Crypt of St Paul's


post 1851


oil on millboard


H 23 x W 18 cm

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gift from Gertrude Anne Jones (née Loscombe), 1881

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