Joseph Mallord William Turner

Storm Clouds, Perhaps above a Beach

c.1840–5

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 243 x 308 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D35874
Turner Bequest CCCLXIV 35

Display caption

Throughout his career Turner made endless quick notes based on his observations of the sky. Most of these were in pencil, but he often explored the progress of a particular effect through a series of watercolour studies, evidently moving rapidly from sheet to sheet in an attempt to capture the sense of a transitory impression.

Gallery label, September 2004

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