Joseph Mallord William Turner
Storm over the Mountains c.1842–3

Artwork details

Storm over the Mountains
Date c.1842–3
Medium Graphite, watercolour and pen and ink on paper
Dimensions Support: 228 x 291 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCCLXIV 380
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These two watercolours were painted
on the same batch of paper. They show how Turner responded to the expressive possibilities in his materials. In both
works he is less concerned with
creating an exact sense of place,
than with evoking the stormy weather
he frequently encountered during
his travels in the Alps.

September 2004

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