New exhibition celebrates Turner and the Age of British Watercolour

Petworth, west Sussex 7 January – 12 March 2017

The house and upper pond at Petworth House and Park, West Sussex. The deer park at Petworth was landscaped by 'Capability' Brown.

The house and upper pond at Petworth House and Park, West Sussex. Credit National Trust Images, Andrew Butler.

Some of Britain’s greatest watercolours will come to the National Trust’s Petworth in West Sussex for an exhibition that explores JMW Turner’s leading role in shaping this uniquely British art form.

The exhibition will display watercolours by Turner himself alongside stunning works by artists who inspired him including Edward Dayes and Thomas Hearne, contemporaries John Constable, John Sell Cotman, Thomas Girtin and many others.

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Olympian Brownlee brothers to compete in triathlon at Petworth House and Park

Olympic medallists Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee will be competing at the Macmillan Brownlee Tri South on Sunday 15 June in Petworth Park.

The pair will be taking part in the sprint relay, one of three triathlon disciplines to be held in and around the 700 acre National Trust deer park.

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