Joseph Mallord William Turner

Heavy Clouds above a Landscape

c.1828–40

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 306 x 484 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25271
Turner Bequest CCLXIII 149

Catalogue entry

Heavy grey clouds billow over an indeterminate landscape, possibly of hills or a rough sea. Rough vertical strokes at the centre presumably indicate rain emanating from the darkest part of the cloud. Compare Tate D25193 (Turner Bequest CCLXIII 71).
Verso:
Blank; laid down.

Matthew Imms
March 2016

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