Facebook Live: Legacy awareness month

Wednesday 7 November, 9am (GMT)

This is an online event

Explore a remarkable pairing

Join us on Facebook on  to explore Turner's bequest in celebration of Legacy Awareness month.

When Turner died in 1851, he left to the National Gallery Dido building Carthage and Sun rising through Vapour on condition that they were hung ‘always between the two pictures painted by Claude’, which he named as 'The Seaport' and 'The Mill'.

Our Deputy Director, Susan Foister, will explore these paintings and Turner's bequest in Room 15, where they still hang together today.

The broadcast will be shared on the National Gallery’s Facebook  page. The broadcast can be watched live on Facebook, and a replay version will be available on the channel afterwards.

Image above: Room 15 of the National Gallery with paintings by Claude and Turner.