Leeds Art Gallery

View on map  

Find a trail

yorkshire.com - visit the official visitor site for Yorkshire

Opening Times:

Mon, Tues, Thur-Sat 10am - 5pm;
Wed 12-5pm; Sun 1-5pm.
Closed on bank holidays



Venue contact details:

T: 0113 2478256
E: [email protected]
W: www.leeds.gov.uk

Leeds Art Gallery

Leeds Art Gallery houses a world class collection of British landscape drawings and watercolours from the 17th Century to present day. It also presents exciting temporary exhibitions.

The Gallery has several important Turner's and acquired 20 watercolours of his famous bird drawings in 1985.

Gift shopTea roomPublic toiletsWheelchair access

Turner's On View

The Farnley 'Book of Birds' c1816 [20 Bird studies]


Turner's haunting watercolours of native birds were made after shooting excursions with Walter Fawkes of Farnley Hall near Otley.  There, at a time of renaissance in ornithological study, they took their place with other material as part of a large album.

Other Turner work in Yorkshire within the collection includes:

Banks of the Washburn with Otley Chevin in the Distance  circa 1818 - watercolour on paper

A Lonely Dell, Wharfedale circa 1815 - watercolour on paper

Scarborough Castle  circa 1801 - pencil on paper

The Venue


The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 3AA

Map reference: SE299338

View on map
Directions to Leeds Art Gallery:

Located in the heart of Leeds on The Headrow, near the Town Hall and Central Library buildings.