Joseph Mallord William Turner

Study of Clouds; Two Baskets

1796–7

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Gouache, graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 x 93 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01130
Turner Bequest XXXVII 13

Catalogue entry

The main composition continues across folio 6 verso opposite (D01129; Turner Bequest XXXVII 12). Although the baskets on the present page (which may be lobster pots) seem to be incorporated in the drawing of cumulus clouds, they must actually constitute a separate study, to be read from the right-hand edge.

Andrew Wilton
September 2012

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