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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Cloudy Sky c.1823-4

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 25 Recto:
A Cloudy Sky c.1823–4
Turner Bequest CCV 25
Watercolour on white wove paper, 98 x 162 mm
Watermark ‘1821’
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘25’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCV – 25’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This evocation of stormy clouds is one of a sequence of fourteen monochrome, tonal studies of landscapes and skies running from about the middle of the sketchbook onwards; for the others and further discussion, see the Introduction.

Matthew Imms
December 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘A Cloudy Sky c.1823–4 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, December 2014, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-cloudy-sky-r1172592, accessed 01 December 2021.