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 72 Verso:
Study of a Cloudy Sky c.1808–18
Turner Bequest CLIV a 71a
Pencil on white wove paper, 89 x 112 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Blue into yell[...]’ above centre, ‘yell’ towards centre left and ‘yellow’ right of centre
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 drawing, inverted relative to the foliation, continues on folio 73 recto opposite (D12228; CLIV a 72).

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-r1147645, accessed 08 December 2021.