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Text Box: Turner's Journeys of the Imagination features Merseyside's most important works by the renowned landscape painter Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851). The exhibition celebrates the birth of domestic tourism and its influence on his art. 
Turner travelled frequently in Britain and Europe throughout his lifetime. Many of the works on display relate directly to sketches produced on these tours. 
The paintings, watercolours and prints span the full length of Turners career. While early watercolours recall an older topographical tradition, works from the artist's later tours show the development of Turner's expressive use of light and colour. The exhibition concludes with a number of late, sparkling oil paintings.