There's a nice little side exhibit at Tate Britain on Turner's use of Colour and Line.  It includes this descriptive panel which caught my eye in relation to this project.

Some thoughts:

What was tourism like in the early 19th Century?  How did these travels work?

The story of the journey itself is secondary to the things that get made as a result of the journey.

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