Joseph Mallord William Turner

?A Landscape; the Sun behind Clouds

c.1830

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 98 x 76 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D35793
Turner Bequest CCCLXIII 19

Catalogue entry

With the page turned vertically, the disjointed elements towards the top may be landscape features. Turner’s inscription at the gutter, presumably recording some effect of light or colour in relation to the unambiguous lower drawing of a low sun and clouds, is effectively illegible. Compare the hurried notes on folio 6 recto (D35767).

Matthew Imms
September 2016

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