Joseph Mallord William Turner

Study of Clouds, with Part of Caernarvon Castle

1799

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 225 x 329 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01917
Turner Bequest XLV 5 a

Catalogue entry

It is not clear that this page, used horizontally, displays a single drawing: the cloud study may be independent of the isolated tower. Further drawings of Caernarvon are on folios 21 verso, 22 verso, 23 verso, 24 verso, 25 verso and 26 verso (D01941, D01943, D01945, D01947, D01949, D01951).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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