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 63 Verso:
Study of a Cloudy Sky c.1808–18
D12210
Turner Bequest CLIV a 62a
Pencil on white wove paper, 89 x 112 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Grey’ towards bottom left and ‘Clouds [?C... rushing] by dark Edges on the dark | warm ½ Clouds shine white over Blue C in shade | Cold Grey’ along bottom edge
 
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, as here, being annotated with colours and other observations. The present sketch, inverted relative to the foliation, continues for the full width of folio 64 recto opposite (D12211; CLIV a 63).

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-r1147627, accessed 28 October 2020.