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 66 Verso:
Study of a Cloudy Sky c.1808–18
D12216
Turner Bequest CLIV a 65a
Pencil on white wove paper, 89 x 112 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Blue’ top right, ‘Light’ centre left and ‘Dun Color’ towards bottom right
 
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 (inverted relative to the foliation), being annotated with colours and other observations.

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-r1147633, accessed 28 October 2021.