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Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sky over the sea

Full screen

Pencil, watercolour and gouache on buff-grey paper manufactured by George Steart of Bally, Ellen & Steart, De Montalt Mill, Bath
5⅛ × 7⅛ inches · 127 × 182 mm
Executed circa 1835-40
  • Thomas Pegram, 1952;
  • Professor David Talbot Rice, 1972;
  • And by descent to 1984;
  • Private collection, USA, to 2014.
  • Andrew Wilton, The Life and Work of J.M.W. Turner, 1979, pp.466-471, nos.1382-1428, (for a discussion of the later marine studies);
  • Turner Society News, No.34, November 1984, p.3;
  • Edward Yardley, ‘A Margate Sketchbook Re-assembled?’, Turner Studies, Winter 1984, vol.4, no.2, pp.53-55;
  • Peter Bower, Turner’s Later Papers. A Study of the Manufacture, Selection and Use of his Drawing Papers 1820-1851, Tate Gallery 1999, for a discussion of Turner’s papers.

Private collection