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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Clouds c.1799-1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 12 Recto:
Clouds c.1799–1802
Turner Bequest LXIX 12
Pencil and white chalk on blue laid paper, 135 x 210 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘12’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘LXIX-12’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Made with the page turned horizontally, this slight chalk study is apparently part of the sequence using pencil and chalk that includes folios 2 recto, 3 recto, 4 recto and 8 recto (D03995–D03997, D04002); see also folio 127 recto (D04144; Turner Bequest LXIX 127).
Blank; slight offset, possibly from folio 4 recto (D03997), suggesting that the pages were once bound consecutively.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Clouds c.1799–1802 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-clouds-r1177884, accessed 20 September 2020.