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March 2, 2007 | From Associated Press
Britain's Tate Gallery has raised almost $9.8 million to keep a watercolor by 19th century landscape painter J.M.W. Turner in the country. "The Blue Rigi: Lake of Lucerne, Sunrise" was sold to an anonymous buyer in June at Christie's auction house for $11.4 million, but the British government temporarily suspended its sale to give the gallery time to raise money to buy it. Under British law, the culture department can temporarily ban the export of a work considered a national treasure.
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March 19, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
There are few movies that famed British director Mike Leigh has wanted to see out in the world as much as his real-life story of British artist J.M.W. Turner. Now it appears he'll get his wish. Sony Pictures Classics, the distributor that released the seven-time Oscar nominee's aging drama "Another Year" in 2010, has acquired U.S. and select other international rights to Leigh's new film about the artist. Leigh has been developing a Turner movie for more than a decade and aims to shoot this spring.
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June 17, 2003 | From Associated Press
The Tate Gallery has created the world's first comprehensive online catalog of the oil paintings, watercolors and sketches of British artist J.M.W. Turner. The vast Internet resource includes color images and descriptions of more than 2,000 Turner works, held in private and public collections in countries including Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan and Greece. The catalog also has 30,000 works bequeathed to the British nation on the artist's death in 1851.
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September 26, 2012 | By David Ng
A museum in Wales said it has authenticated three paintings by the English landscape painter J.M.W. Turner that had been considered fakes. The works are being featured in a new display at the National Museum Cardiff that opened to the public this week.  The works in question were bequeathed to the museum starting in 1951 by the collectors Gwendoline and Margaret Davies. The sisters donated the paintings as part of a group of seven works, all of which were believed to be authentic at the time.
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September 22, 2006 | From the Associated Press
A watercolor by landscape painter J.M.W. Turner that sold at auction three months ago for $11 million -- a record for a British watercolor -- has been temporarily barred from export, officials said Thursday. "The Blue Rigi: Lake of Lucerne, Sunrise" was purchased June 5 by an anonymous telephone bidder during a sale at Christie's auction house.
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May 25, 1996 | CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT, TIMES ART CRITIC
J.M.W. Turner has never before been the subject of a major exhibition in this country. The omission seems odd. Turner's first seascape painting for London's Royal Academy was made about eight years after Capt. Arthur Phillip completed one of the great sea voyages in English history. Against huge odds Phillip had transported several hundred English convicts and their families across 15,000 miles of ocean, landing first at Botany Bay and then at Sydney Harbor.
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September 26, 2012 | By David Ng
A museum in Wales said it has authenticated three paintings by the English landscape painter J.M.W. Turner that had been considered fakes. The works are being featured in a new display at the National Museum Cardiff that opened to the public this week.  The works in question were bequeathed to the museum starting in 1951 by the collectors Gwendoline and Margaret Davies. The sisters donated the paintings as part of a group of seven works, all of which were believed to be authentic at the time.
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March 19, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
There are few movies that famed British director Mike Leigh has wanted to see out in the world as much as his real-life story of British artist J.M.W. Turner. Now it appears he'll get his wish. Sony Pictures Classics, the distributor that released the seven-time Oscar nominee's aging drama "Another Year" in 2010, has acquired U.S. and select other international rights to Leigh's new film about the artist. Leigh has been developing a Turner movie for more than a decade and aims to shoot this spring.
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November 23, 2007
Turner collection: An article in Sunday's Calendar section about the "J.M.W. Turner" exhibition at the National Gallery said that the Tate Modern has the largest collection of Turner paintings in the world. It is the Tate Britain.
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November 12, 1990 | CLAUDIA PUIG, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Stolen Art: Thieves who stormed a London apartment have stolen paintings by 19th-Century British landscape artist J.M.W. Turner and 18th-Century Italian artist Michele Marieschi that are together valued at nearly $2.4 million. Three people gained access to the building Thursday by claiming they were delivering a package, then overpowered the 66-year-old owner, tying him up and leaving with the paintings, Scotland Yard said.
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March 2, 2007 | From Associated Press
Britain's Tate Gallery has raised almost $9.8 million to keep a watercolor by 19th century landscape painter J.M.W. Turner in the country. "The Blue Rigi: Lake of Lucerne, Sunrise" was sold to an anonymous buyer in June at Christie's auction house for $11.4 million, but the British government temporarily suspended its sale to give the gallery time to raise money to buy it. Under British law, the culture department can temporarily ban the export of a work considered a national treasure.
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September 22, 2006 | From the Associated Press
A watercolor by landscape painter J.M.W. Turner that sold at auction three months ago for $11 million -- a record for a British watercolor -- has been temporarily barred from export, officials said Thursday. "The Blue Rigi: Lake of Lucerne, Sunrise" was purchased June 5 by an anonymous telephone bidder during a sale at Christie's auction house.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 2003 | From Associated Press
The Tate Gallery has created the world's first comprehensive online catalog of the oil paintings, watercolors and sketches of British artist J.M.W. Turner. The vast Internet resource includes color images and descriptions of more than 2,000 Turner works, held in private and public collections in countries including Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan and Greece. The catalog also has 30,000 works bequeathed to the British nation on the artist's death in 1851.
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June 3, 1996 | CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT, TIMES ART CRITIC
J.M.W. Turner has never before been the subject of a major exhibition in this country. The omission seems odd. Turner's first seascape painting for London's Royal Academy was made about eight years after Capt. Arthur Phillip completed one of the great sea voyages in English history. Against huge odds Phillip had transported several hundred English convicts and their families across 15,000 miles of ocean, landing first at Botany Bay and then at Sydney Harbor.
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