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 64 Recto:
Study of a Cloudy Sky c.1808–18
Turner Bequest CLIV a 63
Pencil on white wove paper, 89 x 112 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘63’ top left, upside down (smudged)
Stamped in black ‘CLIV (a) – 63’ top left, upside down
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. This sketch, inverted relative to the foliation, continues for the full width of folio 63 verso opposite (D12210; CLIV a 62a).

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-r1147628, accessed 28 May 2022.