'Turner and the Sublime' finally arrives at the MNBAQ

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Turner and the Sublime exhibit features one of the artist’s works from the MNBAQ’s own European art collection. Scene in Derbyshire (1827), a gift from the estate of Maurice Duplessis in the late 1950s, represents Derwent Valley seen from the heights of Abraham. This site in Derbyshire, England, is named in honour of British General James Wolfe, who died on the Plains of Abraham during a pivotal battle in the Seven Years’ War.

Much to the delight of art lovers, the Turner and the Sublime exhibit, originally scheduled to open at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) last October, is finally open. The delay, predictably, was caused by the pandemic.