Joseph Mallord William Turner

Study of a Cloudy Sky

c.1808–18

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 89 × 112 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D12224
Turner Bequest CLIV a 69 a

Catalogue entry

As set out under folio 7 verso (D12134), there are nearly thirty pages of cloud studies in this sketchbook, some, as here, being annotated with colours and other observations. The present sketch, inverted relative to the foliation, only occupies the right-hand half of the page, but it forms part of the double-page drawing across folios 71 verso and 72 (D12225, D12226; CLIV a 70a, 71), as half of folio 71 was evidently missing before Turner began the sketch and continues straight across the torn edge onto this page.

Matthew Imms
September 2013

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