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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Study of a Cloudy Sky c.1808-18

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 58 Verso:
Study of a Cloudy Sky c.1808–18
D12203
Turner Bequest CLIV a 57a
Pencil on white wove paper, 112 x 89 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
As set out under folio 7 verso (D12134), there are nearly thirty pages of cloud studies in this sketchbook, some annotated with colours and other observations. The orientation of the present drawing is perhaps debatable, but it seems to have been made with the page turned vertically.

Matthew Imms
September 2013

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Study of a Cloudy Sky c.1808–18 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-study-of-a-cloudy-sky-r1147620, accessed 02 December 2021.