Joseph Mallord William Turner

Evening: A Windmill at Sunset

1827

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Watercolour and gouache on paper
Dimensions
Support: 140 x 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D22663
Turner Bequest CCXLIV 1

Display caption

During the later 1820s, Turner began
to use of sheets of blue paper for his personal studies. The more informal
of these studies are now exhibited as individual works. However, in many
cases they were in fact created by
Turner across the surface of much
larger pieces of paper that he folded into sixteen sections. Evidence of this working practice is still discernible in these two drawings. Turner has used the same colours in each to evoke the twilight.

Gallery label, September 2004

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