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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 95 x 153 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D32474
Turner Bequest CCCXXI 16

Catalogue entry

This cloud study was probably taken near the coast of Holland, around Brielle (see Tate D32471–D32472, D32476, D32535; Turner Bequest CCCXXI 14a–15, 17, 54a). The skies appear stormy and Turner has inscribed the note ‘Wind’ at top left.
Recto:
Inscribed in red ink by Ruskin ‘16’ and stamped in black ‘CCCXXI–16’, bottom right.

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2016

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