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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Storm Clouds, ?Northern France ?1827-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Storm Clouds, ?Northern France ?1827–8
Watercolour on white wove paper, 186 x 273 mm
Inscribed in pencil ‘CCLXIII | 220’ bottom left
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The date and occasion of this watercolour cloud study is unknown, however the study of Mont Saint-Michel on the verso of this sheet (Tate D25342; Turner Bequest CCLXIII 220) suggests that Turner had the coast of Northern France in mind when he painted it.
See entry for Tate D25342 (Turner Bequest CCLXIII 220).

John Chu
March 2016

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Storm Clouds, ?Northern France ?1827–8 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, March 2017, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-storm-clouds-northern-france-r1185591, accessed 27 November 2021.