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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Sun and Clouds 1799

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 47 Verso:
Sun and Clouds 1799
Pencil on white wove paper, 225 x 329 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is a very summary and slight sketch, made with the page turned horizontally. It was not recorded in Finberg’s 1909 Inventory.1
See A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.113.
Technical notes:
There are unrelated yellow, red and brown paint trials on the right.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Sun and Clouds 1799 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-sun-and-clouds-r1177864, accessed 02 July 2020.