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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Sky at Ostend 1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 180 Recto:
Sky at Ostend 1824
Turner Bequest CCXVI 174
Pencil on white wove paper, 78 x 118 mm
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘fluking off’ top left; ‘Light Dun Yellow’ top centre to right; ‘Blue | yellow shade’ centre; ‘off’ centre left; ‘Dark sky’ bottom left
Inscribed in blue ink by Ruskin ‘174’ top right
Stamped in black ‘CCXVI–174’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is a continuation from the folio opposite of a sky study which Turner took as he approached Ostend on 7 September 1824 (see Tate D19898; Turner Bequest CCXVI 173a). There are a few dashed-off notes on the tone and colours of light: ‘blue’ and ‘yellow shade’, ‘dark sky’ and ‘light dun yellow’.

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Sky at Ostend 1824 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2014, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-sky-at-ostend-r1174694, accessed 24 January 2020.