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The EY Exhibition: Late Turner – Painting Set Free - the first exhibition to survey Turner’s final period of work (1835-51). From the age of 60 until his death. Highlights include: his ‘radical’ square oil paintings in recently restored frames - at the time of their creation, these works were his most controversial and were famously subjected to a hail of abuse in the press; Bamborough Castle c.1837 – an important work from a private collection which has only been displayed in public once in 125 years (pictured); Ancient Rome and Modern Rome c.1839 – brought together for the first time in a generation; and Turner’s three final masterpieces shown in newly reconstructed frames: Mercury Sent to Admonish Aeneas, The Visit to the Tomb and The Departure of the Fleet c.1850. The show runs from 10 Sept to 25 January. Tate Britain, London, UK, 08 Sept 2014.