Joseph Mallord William Turner

Studies of Clouds ?at Sunset

c.1825

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 × 114 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18601
Turner Bequest CCXII 4 a

Catalogue entry

With the page turned vertically, there are two similar and presumably successive studies here, each showing a cloudy sky with a small disk near the horizon. The note of ‘Red’ in the second study, where there is also a slight indication of a building on the skyline towards the right, suggests that these are typically rapid impressions of moments towards sunset.

Matthew Imms
December 2014

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