Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Stormy Sky

1805–9

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 115 x 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40601

Catalogue entry

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

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