Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sky at Ostend

1824

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 78 × 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D19900
Turner Bequest CCXVI 174 a

Catalogue entry

This is a record of aspects of an ‘extraordinary sky’ which Turner observed as he approached Ostend on 7 September 1824 (see also Tate D19898–D19899, D19901; Turner Bequest CCXVI 173a–174, 175). There are a few dashed-off notes on the tone and colours of light, such as: ‘Cold Cloud’; ‘Pink’ and ‘Yel[low] Light’.

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

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