Joseph Mallord William Turner

Clouds above a Landscape at Dawn

c.1820–40

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 196 x 274 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25406
Turner Bequest CCLXIII 283

Catalogue entry

The pink light catching the clouds above this barely developed landscape, perhaps with a river or lake, suggests daybreak, as Finberg inferred.1
1
See Finberg 1909, II, p.836.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed in pencil ‘CCLXIII | 283’ bottom right.

Matthew Imms
March 2016

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