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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Clouds above a Landscape at Dawn c.1820-40

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Clouds above a Landscape at Dawn c.1820–40
D25406
Turner Bequest CCLXIII 283
Watercolour on white wove paper, 196 x 274 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom centre
Inscribed in red ink ‘283’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCLXIII – 283’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The pink light catching the clouds above this barely developed landscape, perhaps with a river or lake, suggests daybreak, as Finberg inferred.1
1
See Finberg 1909, II, p.836.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed in pencil ‘CCLXIII | 283’ bottom right.

Matthew Imms
March 2016

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Clouds above a Landscape at Dawn c.1820–40 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-clouds-above-a-landscape-at-dawn-r1183178, accessed 27 November 2020.