J M W Turner - The Sun of Venice, 1840
J M W Turner - The Sun of Venice, 1840

National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh: Turner in January – the Vaughan Bequest

1st – 31st January

Truly a gift that has kept on giving, Henry Vaughan made an exceptional bequest to the National Galleries of Scotland in 1900 – a set of 38 radiant watercolours by celebrated English painter Joseph Mallord William Turner.

This annual exhibition has become a celebrated tradition and a feature of New Year’s Day through to the end January for locals and tourists alike to look forward to; the delicately-rendered land- and sea-scapes are still in brilliant condition, having been exhibited only in low light for one month of the year – a stipulation of Vaughan’s gift.

The Mound,
Edinburgh EH2 2EL

Image: J M W Turner – The Sun of Venice, 1840