J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Clear Sky above a Landscape c.1816-20

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A Clear Sky above a Landscape c.1816–20
Turner Bequest CCLXIII 132
Watercolour on white wove paper, 335 x 422 mm
Watermark ‘J Whatman | 1816’
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom left
Inscribed in red ink ‘132’ top left, upside down
Stamped in black ‘CCLXIII – 132’ top left, upside down
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
For a discussion of this and three similar sheets see under Tate D17180 (Turner Bequest CXCVI P1).
Technical notes:
There is a prominent vertical fold at the centre. The surface is stained, particularly towards the top left, and notably wrinkled, possibly as a result of damp or damage in the 1928 Tate Gallery flood.
Blank, laid down; inscribed in pencil ‘CCLXIII. 132’, stamped in black with Turner Bequest monogram over ‘CCLXIII – 132’ and inscribed in pencil ‘D25254’ top left, upside down.

Matthew Imms
March 2016

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘A Clear Sky above a Landscape c.1816–20 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2016, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-clear-sky-above-a-landscape-r1183190, accessed 21 July 2024.