Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Study of Clouds

c.1819

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 87 x 119 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D13774
Turner Bequest CLXIX 15

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this study continues to the right across folio 14 verso opposite (D13773). Two small, rough disks towards the bottom left may indicate successive positions of the sun as it sets; rays appear to emanate upwards through the clouds from one of them. For other cloud studies, see the sketchbook’s Introduction.
Verso:
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Matthew Imms
September 2013

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