Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sunrise (or Sunset)

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: 118 x 75 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18332
Turner Bequest CCX 13

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook orientated in accordance with the foliation and orientated inversely, here Turner has rendered a sequence of sketches of the sky at sunrise or sunset. Some inscriptions have been dashed off relating to the colours and qualities of light perceived by Turner.

Alice Rylance-Watson
February 2015

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