J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Snow Scene c.1808

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 31 Verso:
A Snow Scene circa 1808
Turner Bequest CII 31a
Pencil on white wove paper, 76 x 115 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Red O’ near sun at centre and ‘Blue | snow darker than W | is Greenish | Distance W Haze | reflecting snow dark’ at right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the sketchbook inverted. This is the only such winter scene in the sketchbook.

David Blayney Brown
March 2007

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘A Snow Scene c.1808 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2007, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-snow-scene-r1130874, accessed 11 December 2017.