Works included in this catalogue
Turner (J.M.W.) Dunstanborough Castle {1888} NGV [PA]
* Willmore (J.) after Turner (J.M.W.) Italian Landscape {1868} Loc? [PR]

Dunstanborough Castle (c.1798), donated to the Melbourne collection by the Duke of Westminster in 1888, improved the quality of the gallery’s holdings of British and European landscape painting at a single blow, giving local viewers a vivid sense of the great English Romantic landscape painter’s formidable early talent.

It was followed during the Felton era by a number of other significant purchases of his work, both water-colours and works on canvas. The NGV now holds a large collection of works by and after Turner, including some of the many engravings of his paintings issued under his supervision, by Charles Turner and others. Unfortunately, the engraving by James Willmore, acquired in c.1868, no longer appears to be in the collection.


The literature on Turner is voluminous. David Lloyd (ed.), Turner, Canberra: National Gallery of Australia, 1996, focusses particularly on works held in Australia. For the NGV’s other holdings of his work, see Hoff (1995), p.300-301 (for the paintings), and the gallery’s online catalogue: (cataloguing almost 350 works by or after Turner)