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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 79 x 130 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01995
Turner Bequest XLVI 2 a

Catalogue entry

Made with the page turned horizontally, and possibly continuous with folio 3 recto opposite (D01996), this study may be related to the distinctive cloudscape that Turner painted into his large oil painting Conway Castle of about 1803 (private collection).1 There are further cloud studies on folios 4 verso–5 recto and 5 verso (D01998–D02000).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, pp.107–8 no.141, pl.146 (colour).

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