Joseph Mallord William Turner

Two Studies of Clouds

c.1819

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 87 x 119 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D13802
Turner Bequest CLXIX 34

Catalogue entry

Finberg bracketed this page with folio 33 verso opposite (D13801) as if to imply the two were continuous, but they are separate though similar studies. The main study here is supplemented by a smaller one at the bottom right, perhaps made later on the same occasion, loosely framed with horizontal and vertical pencil strokes. The ‘E’ following the unusually specific date (assuming the latter relates to the sketch) may indicate an eastwards view or perhaps evening as the time of day. For other cloud studies, see the sketchbook’s Introduction.

Matthew Imms
September 2013

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