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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 116 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07583
Turner Bequest CX 40

Catalogue entry

Continued on folio 39 verso (D07582), for which see note. In addition to Turner’s inscription ‘Smoke like the clouds’ on 39 verso, this leaf is extensively annotated with notes on colour and effect. Below the skyline across the foreground is written, in pencil, ‘Orpiment and Blood. Blue clouds yellow edge’, and within the sky from left to right ‘Golden’, ‘Warm’, ‘Yellow’, ‘Grey’ (three times), ‘Red’, ‘Blue’, ‘Grey Rain’ and ‘light redish colord Clouds | yet watery’
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
August 2009

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