Bank of England issues new 20-pound note

The Bank of England has issues its new 20-pound banknote with an image of painter Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851). The Turner note is printed on polymer. The reverse of the note includes:

  • 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.

Below the new banknote. I think it turned out really well with lots of interesting details. 

Steven Thursday 27 February 2020 at 6:22 pm | | news
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