Joseph Mallord William Turner

An Overcast Sky above a Landscape

c.1820–40

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 168 x 244 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25400
Turner Bequest CCLXIII 277

Technique and condition

Double-sided watercolour sketch on an off-white, medium weight, rag, wove paper in good condition. The watercolour washes in black, yellow and blue have been applied in loose, fluid brush strokes.

Both scenes appear to depict water with a landmass in the distance under a blue-black sky.

Katharine Lockett
August 2003

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