King’s Chapel, Boston

Artist

Charles H. Turner (American 1848–1908)

Date

1886

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

29 x 41 in. (73.7 x 104.1 cm)

Credit Line

Souther Bequest, 1992

Object Number

UR246

Self-Portrait in Civil War Uniform

Artist

Charles H. Turner (American 1848–1908)

Date

n.d.

Medium

Oil on composition panel

Dimensions

18 1/2 x 12 3/4 in. (47 x 32.4 cm)

Credit Line

Souther Bequest, 1992

Object Number

UR248

Still-life with Violin

Artist

Charles H. Turner (American 1848–1908)

Date

1886

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

16 1/16 x 27 5/8 in. (40.8 x 70.2 cm)

Inscription

Inscribed on lower left: “C. H. Turner / ‘ 86”

Object Number

UR214

The Artist’s Children Reading

Artist

Charles H. Turner (American 1848–1908)

Date

n.d.

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

40 x 51 in. (101.6 x 129.5 cm)

Description
A native of New Hampshire, Charles H. Turner studied in Germany during the 1870s and then under Otto Grundmann at the school of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. He was a member of the Unity Art Club and the Boston Art Club, where he exhibited his work from 1881 until his death. Apparently he painted mostly landscapes and portraits, often using members of his own family as models. In this work, Turner’s largest known painting, his children Charles M. and Gertrude H. Turner, aged twelve and fifteen years respectively, are shown reading, probably in the library of the family home in Boston.
Object Number

UR215

Charles M. Turner (study)

Artist

Charles H. Turner (American 1848–1908)

Date

1889

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

11 7/8 x 16 15/16 in. (30.2 x 43 cm)

Inscription

Inscribed lower right: “C. H. T. / 1889.”

Credit Line

Gift of Miss G. Frances Souther, 1985

Object Number

UR216

Elise H. Turner

Artist

Charles H. Turner (American 1848–1908)

Date

1886

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

23 15/16 x 15 7/8 in. (60.8 x 40.3 cm)

Inscription

Inscribed on reverse: “Xmas / 1886”

Object Number

UR212