Person    | Male  Born 23/4/1775  Died 19/12/1851

J. M. W. Turner

Categories: Art, Seriously Famous

Born (on St George's Day) in Covent Garden. Even as he became successful he refused to modify his working-class accent. Lived alone with his father. Had few friends, two mistresses but never married. Died at his Chelsea home, his last words being "the sun is God". Buried in St Paul's Cathedral.

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J. M. W. Turner

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Cross Keys pub

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JMW Turner - SW10

Joseph.Mallord.William.Turner. landscape.painter. B.1775. D.1851. lived.&...

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JMW Turner - TW12

J. M. W. Turner RA, 1775 - 1851, painter, designed and lived in this house. G...

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J. M. W. Turner - W1

This plaque is so well integrated into the façade we believe it was part of t...

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Garudio Studiage

Garudio Studiage

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1 memorial
Christopher Whall

Christopher Whall

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Person, Art, Craft / Design

1 memorial
William Cleverly Alexander

William Cleverly Alexander

A wealthy banker and art collector, who bought Aubrey House in 1873 for about £15,000. He was an important patron of Whistler. He died when he fell down the stairs of his country home Heathfield Ho...

Person, Art, Benefactor

1 memorial
John Robert Cozens

John Robert Cozens

Watercolour painter.  Probably born in London.  Travelled on the Continent.   Painted principally landscapes and nature, especially trees.  From 1794 suffered mental illness and died in the care of...

Person, Art

1 memorial
Sir Ambrose Fleming

Sir Ambrose Fleming

Electrical engineer. Born John Ambrose Fleming in a house named Greenfield in Lancaster. Best known for inventing the first thermionic valve or vacuum tube. He was also an accomplished photographer...

Person, Art, Engineering, Photography

1 memorial