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JMW Turner paintings return to Tate Britain

JMW Turner exhibition at the Tate Britain Image copyright Dan Kitwood

Paintings by JMW Turner have returned to the Tate Britain having completed a tour of North America.

The exhibition, Late Turner: Painting Set Free has been displayed in the USA and Canada but the Tate will now once again house the featured artworks.

The Tate's new display features more than 100 works by the painter, widely regarded as the outstanding British artist of the early 19th Century.

The exhibition is the most popular solo show ever held at Tate Britain.

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Image caption A self-portrait by JMW Turner
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Image caption War. Exile and the Rock Limpet and Peace - Burial at Sea

A total of 267,704 people visited it between September 2014 and January 2015.

Since then, it has travelled more than 12,000 miles on its international tour.

Among the works in the exhibition is Turner's Self-Portrait, painted in 1799, which will feature on the Bank of England's new £20 banknote.

Some of his best known works including Norham Castle, Sunrise, and The Dogano, San Giorgio also feature in the exhibition.

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Image caption Norham Castle, Sunrise
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Image caption Snow Storm: Hannibal and his Army Crossing the Alps
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Image caption The exhibition is open to the public for free at the Tate Britain

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