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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Stormy Sky 1805-9

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 16 Verso:
A Stormy Sky 1805–9
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 115 x 190 mm
Inscribed in red ink by ?John Ruskin ‘862’ bottom left
Inscribed by an unknown hand in pencil ‘136’ lower centre
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Not noticed or numbered by Finberg, this sketch is of a sky with storm clouds. It is the verso of the leaf Finberg listed as ‘page 89’, noting that it ‘probably belong[s] to this sketchbook’. It was inserted in the reconstituted book as folio 16 verso, as noted by Edward Croft-Murray in a copy of Finberg in Tate’s Library.

David Blayney Brown
March 2009

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘A Stormy Sky 1805–9 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2009, 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-stormy-sky-r1130571, accessed 23 June 2018.