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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Ship under a Cloudy Sky 1807

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 20 Recto:
A Ship under a Cloudy Sky 1807
D06538
Turner Bequest C 19
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 118 x 187 mm
Insccribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘19’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘C 19’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Presumably drawn in Portsmouth harbour, this slight sketch depicts a lone ship in calm water, beneath a cloudy sky. Finberg’s title was presumably suggested by the setting sun shown on the preceding leaf, folio 19 (D06537).
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David Blayney Brown
May 2006

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘A Ship under a Cloudy Sky 1807 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2006, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-ship-under-a-cloudy-sky-r1139060, accessed 14 June 2024.