Joseph Mallord William Turner

Clouds in a Bright Sky

c.1820–40

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 170 x 244 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25403
Turner Bequest CCLXIII 280

Catalogue entry

In this minimal study, loose areas of grey and yellow washes are activated by the delicate application of a cluster of thin blue strokes applied wet in wet at the centre to evoke a formation of high cirrus cloud.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed in pencil ‘CCLXIII | 280’ bottom right.

Matthew Imms
March 2016

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