Joseph Mallord William Turner Sky 1821

Artwork details

Artist
Title
Sky
From Paris, Seine and Dieppe Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CCXI
Date 1821
Medium Watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 113 x 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18530
Turner Bequest CCXI 4
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Catalogue entry

This rather slight sky study is one of only three pages in which watercolour was used in this sketchbook. There is a study of a sunset on folio 3 (Tate D18529; Turner Bequest CCXI 3), and a nude on folio 28 verso (Tate D18568; Turner Bequest CCXI 28a).

Thomas Ardill
March 2013

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