Tate Britain

“Self-portrait”, ca. 1799, Joseph Mallord William Turner, Tate Britain.

By 1799, Turner was already an accomplished painter and had made a name of himself, also about this time he was elected as an Associate of the Royal Academy. So, let’s enjoy his particular style of landscape-like strokes in this self-portrait from when he was about 24 years old.

Also: don’t you love the feeling of watercolour this painting has even though it is oil on canvas? Good Lord, I really love Turner.