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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Stormy Sky 1808

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 1 Verso:
A Stormy Sky 1808
Turner Bequest
Pencil on white laid paper, 98 x 162 mm
Inscribed in ink ‘No291. Contains 55 Leaves | Pencil sketches’ and signed by Henry Scott Trimmer and Charles Turner in ink ‘H.S. Trimmer’ and ‘C Turner’ and by Charles Lock Eastlake and John Prescott Knight in pencil ‘C.L.E.’ and ‘JPK’. Also inscribed by an unknown hand in pencil ‘CIV’
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The sketch of sky is very faint. The inscriptions are by the Executors of the Turner Bequest.
In effect this is the reverse of the marbled flyleaf which is treated in this catalogue as folio 1.

David Blayney Brown
May 2010

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘A Stormy Sky 1808 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2010, 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-stormy-sky-r1133613, accessed 13 July 2024.