Harewood Masterpieces; works by Turner, Girtin and Varley

14 Jul 2013 – 3 Nov 2013

Event times

12pm - 4pm

Cost of entry

Adults £14, Children £7

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The Terrace Gallery, Harewood House

Leeds, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • The village of Harewood is centrally placed in Yorkshire at the junction of the A61/A659 on the Leeds/Harrogate road and on two good bus routes (No 36 and No 923).
  • Our nearest rail stations are Leeds and Harrogate. Taxis and bus connections are available.
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Harewood has enjoyed a very special relationship with contemporary artists throughout its history.


In 1797, 'Beau' Lascelles commissioned two young artists from London to paint watercolours of the House his father had recently inherited. One was JMW Turner (1775-1851), just 22 years old and starting to acquire a reputation as a promising architectural draughtsman. The other was Turner's friend and colleague Thomas Girtin (1775-1802). Later, 'Beau' also commissioned John Varley (1778-1842), watercolourist, astrologer and fiend of Williams Blake, to paint the new House. This summer, visitors to the House will have the opportunity to see these rarely-seen gems of the Harewood collection, which due to conservation reasons are not usually on display.

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