Joseph Mallord William Turner

View of London ?from Nunhead, with the Sun Breaking through Stormy Clouds; St Paul’s Cathedral in the Distance

1796–7

On display at Tate Britain

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
D01173
Turner Bequest XXXVII 56

Catalogue entry

The composition continues across folio 29 recto opposite (D01174; Turner Bequest XXXVII 57). Compare the views from south-east London hills on folios 2 verso–3 recto, 3 verso–4 recto and 25 verso–26 recto (D01121–D01122, D01123–D01124, D01167–D01168; Turner Bequest XXXVII 4–5, 6–7, 50–51).

Andrew Wilton
September 2012

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