J. M. W. Turner, Rain, Steam, and Speed — The Great Western Railway


Joseph Mallord William Turner, Rain, Steam, and Speed — The Great Western Railway, oil on canvas, 1844 (National Gallery, London)

Rain, Steam, and Speed — The Great Western Railway was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1844. It depicts the Maidenhead Railway Bridge (completed 1838) looking east, across the River Thames​ between Taplow and Maidenhead.

Cite this page as: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, "J. M. W. Turner, Rain, Steam, and Speed — The Great Western Railway," in Smarthistory, November 25, 2015, accessed September 30, 2016, http://smarthistory.org/j-m-w-turner-rain-steam-and-speed-the-great-western-railway/.