There are loads of landscape paintings out there, but often the view is a general scene, with little clue as to the location. However, many of Turner’s landscapes are clearly located, and there’s quite a few of those. I could have made a whole post with just his paintings, but I’ve added in a few other artists, to include some famous works and to ensure a good range of places.
As usual, print out a blank outline map. You can use the one below.
The best way to learn where things are is to put them on a map, but if I just give you a completed map, that won’t help much, so grab a blank map and a pencil, and find somebody for a bit of competition.
Each location has a link to the painting. Maybe that will help with the geography…or maybe not. Anyway, do have a guess, by marking your map with a small circle and writing the name of the place next to it.
We’ll start with paintings by Turner (1775 – 1851).
- Beachy Head
- River Clyde
- Isle of Skye
- Connemara by Henry
- Dublin by Ashford
- Eton by Canaletto
- Powerscourt Waterfall, Wicklow Mountains by Barret
- River Stour by Constable
- Salisbury by Constable
- Westminster by Monet
- Weymouth by Constable
When you are ready, scroll down, past my photos, to find the answers. If you are having a competition, then 2 points if your spot touches mine. If everyone is way out, then the nearest gets 1 point.
Finally check your inbox for a map with all the dots in roughly the right place, ready for labelling. (Sign up form is in the side bar.)