Joseph Mallord William Turner

Study of Sky

c.1824

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 75 x 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18466
Turner Bequest CCX 87

Catalogue entry

Here Turner has swiftly dashed off a sketch of the sky, annotating it with the colour notes ‘Dark’ and ‘Light Blue’ and ‘Pink’ (see D18463; Turner Bequest CCX 85a).

Alice Rylance-Watson
February 2015

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