Many of the sheets of in the Turner Bequest were trimmed or cut down after they became national property in order that they could be mounted and shown to the public. This policy sometimes meant that groups of studies which Turner had made on one sheet, as part of the same creative process, were separated. Happily, this piece of paper still gives some idea of how Turner worked on several complementary subjects at the same time. He has here contrasted a marine with a heathland scene, both of which are characterised by blustery skies.
Gallery label, September 2004