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The Bank of England has announced that a self-portrait of Joseph Mallord William Turner as a young man will grace the new £20 notes. The new design, which will enter circulation in 2020, will also feature Turner’s painting The Fighting Temeraire (1839) in the background.

It is the first time in history that a visual artist is the face of a money bill, and I’m thrilled that Turner was chosen for such a honor, no one better to represent the cultural change in England.

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