Joseph Mallord William Turner

Study of Rain Clouds over a Wooded Landscape

c.1813

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 88 x 113 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09893
Turner Bequest CXXXV 3

Catalogue entry

The drawing continues on folio 2 verso opposite (D09892), from which a dark blot is offset at the bottom right. Turner’s note to the left comes below two diagonal strokes, presumably indicating sunbeams through a gap in the clouds. There is a similar drawing on folio 2 recto (D09891). There are drawings in the Bristol area beginning on folio 3 verso (D09894), so it may be that these studies were also made there or nearby.

Matthew Imms
April 2014

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