Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Sunlit Sky and Blue Sea

c.1823–5

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
None
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D41468
Turner Bequest CCLXIII 257 v

Catalogue entry

Not mentioned by Finberg,1 this elemental ‘lay-in’ of a sunlit sky over a blue sea is the verso of Tate D25380 (Turner Bequest CCLXIII 257), which shows a harbour scene in similar colours.

Matthew Imms
July 2016

1
See A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.II, p.834.

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