Gallery lands Turner work

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A MAJOR artwork by JMW Turner has been acquired by the National Galleries of Scotland.

Rome from Monte Mario by Turner, is a watercolour which has been allocated to the Scottish National Gallery through the Acceptance in Lieu of Tax scheme.

It is now expected to take pride of place in the gallery’s Turner in January exhibition, illustrating an aspect of the artist’s work not previously represented.

The work joins the Scottish National Gallery’s collection of 38 Turner watercolours, which were bequeathed in 1899 by English collector Henry Vaughan.

Vaughan’s bequest is said to provide the perfect introduction to Turner’s career and features a number of watercolours of Venice.