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 x 110 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D12225
Turner Bequest CLIV a 70 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. This page was evidently already half torn away when Turner began a double-page sketch, inverted relative to the foliation, which continues conventionally across folio 72 recto opposite (D12226; CLIV a 71) but also to the right across the right-hand half of folio 70 verso (D12224; CLIV a 69a).

Matthew Imms
September 2013

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