Saturday, October 15, 2016

Bank of England announce plans for new £20 polymer note

 

 

The design for the new polymer £20 note has finally been revealed by the Bank of England.

The new note will feature artist J.M.W Turner and will be available in 2020.

The selection of Turner is the first time the Bank of England has used the new character selection process announced in December 2013.

The process involved a two month nomination period between May and July 2015 when the public nominated characters from within the field of the visual arts.

In total 29,701 nominations were received covering 590 eligible characters.

Bank of England governor Mark Carney said: "I am delighted to announce that J.M.W. Turner has been chosen to appear on the next £20 note. Turner is perhaps the single most influential British artist of all time"

"His work was transformative for the art world"/p>

"His influence spanned his lifetime and well beyond"

The reverse of the note will include:

J.M.W. Turner’s self-portrait, painted c. 1799 and currently on display in the Tate Britain.

One of Turner’s most eminent paintings The Fighting Temeraire; a tribute to the ship HMS Temeraire which played a distinguished role in Nelson’s victory at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

The quote - “Light is therefore colour” from an 1818 lecture by Turner referring to his innovative use of light, shade, colour and tone in his pictures.

Turner’s signature from his Will, the document with which he bequeathed many of his paintings to the nation.

1 comment:

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