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
D12226
Turner Bequest CLIV a 71

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 study, inverted relative to the foliation, continues on the half-torn folio 71 verso opposite, and from there across the outer part of folio 70 verso (D12225, D12224; CLIV a 70a, 69a).
Technical notes:
There seems to be no sign of John Ruskin’s usual red ink foliation; there are such numbers on most of the earlier pages (see the Introduction to the sketchbook).

Matthew Imms
September 2013

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