Joseph Mallord William Turner

Study of Sky

1839

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 100 × 156 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28631
Turner Bequest CCXCI 48 a

Catalogue entry

Turner made two swiftly rendered studies of sky in this sketchbook: the one shown here and one on Tate D28647; Turner Bequest CCXCI 62. The ‘grey’ sky is expansive, hanging over a distant town with rain-heavy clouds scattered across it.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2013

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