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Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 x 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18529
Turner Bequest CCXI 3

Catalogue entry

One of only three watercolours in this sketchbook, this sky study depicts a sunset with a red sky and dark clouds. There is another, though slighter, sky study on folio 4 (Tate D18530; Turner Bequest CCXI 4) and a nude on folio 28 verso (Tate D18568; Turner Bequest CCXI 28a). In addition there is a sky study in blue watercolour on a page that once belonged to this sketchbook and has been cut in two. One half is now bound in the Mortlake and Pulborough sketchbook (Tate D18839; Turner Bequest CCXIII 90), while the other half is unbound (D40311).
Verso:
Blank

Thomas Ardill
March 2013

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