Art Group Lecture

Looking Over the Artist’s Shoulder: the Italian Sketchbooks of J.M.W. Turner by Nicola Moorby

Tuesday 19th January. This is free on Zoom for all Art Group Members.

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During the 18th and 19th centuries Italy was the country of every artist’s dreams. This lecture recreates a visual tour of Italy in the company of J.M.W. Turner. By studying rarely seen drawings from his travel sketchbooks we will take a privileged look into the world of the artist, following in his footsteps through Venice, Rome, Tivoli and Naples.

Nicola Moorby has created a number of exhibitions and published widely on J.M.W. Turner. She is an experienced lecturer working regularly for the Art Society and the Courtauld Institute of Art.

Nicola will also touch briefly upon Turners’ painting technique which art class students may enjoy.

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The Zoom meeting will open at 6.45pm, in time for the lecture to start at 7pm; the lecture should take around 45 minutes plus Q&As and finish at 8pm.

Book your place on Zoom via the Members’ website at or email

You will receive a link to the Zoom meeting the day before the lecture.

Richard Ramsey | Art Group Chairman