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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Study of Clouds c.1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 14 Verso:
A Study of Clouds c.1819
Turner Bequest CLXIX 14a
Pencil on white wove paper, 87 x 119 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Grey’ on cloud towards bottom left
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this study continues to the left across folio 15 recto opposite (D13774). In the present section, there are slight indications of features (apparently architectural) on the skyline towards the bottom right. For other cloud studies, see the sketchbook’s Introduction.

Matthew Imms
September 2013

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘A Study of Clouds c.1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, September 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-study-of-clouds-r1147496, accessed 22 November 2019.