Saturday, 22 November 2008

Tat-ta Turner's Temple

J.M.W. Turner - The Temple of Jupiter Panellenius (1816)J.M.W. Turner's The Temple of Jupiter Panellenius (1816) - a major oil painting worth as much as £10.6m ($16m) - is on display at Sotheby's in London until 4 December. It's doing the grand tour - Paris, London and Los Angeles - prior to being auctioned at Sotheby's New York in January. My guess is that this is the last time it will ever be on public view in the UK. (The current owner is American; the painting is merely visiting London and therefore cannot be blocked from leaving the country; and US art galleries have bigger budgets than do British ones.) So it's Tat-ta Turner's Temple.


At 22/11/08, Anonymous Douglass Montrose-Graem said...

You are cordially invited to visit
for a feast of Turners


At 22/11/08, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Hi, Douglass

I visited your website at your last invitation and it's a very good one, a must for all Turner fans.


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