Joseph Mallord William Turner

Clouds over Distant Mountains

1799

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 79 × 130 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02117
Turner Bequest XLVI 81 a

Catalogue entry

This study was made with the page turned horizontally. Such drawings in this sketchbook provide evidence that Turner deliberately sought high viewpoints in Snowdonia, including the upper slopes of Snowdon itself, and possibly Elidir Fawr: see also the entry for folio 82 verso (D02119).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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