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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Castle in a Rocky Landscape c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A Castle in a Rocky Landscape c.1824
Turner Bequest CCXXIV 104
Gouache and pencil on blue wove paper, 145 x 194 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCXXIV 104’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sheet shows a series of built structures in a rocky landscape. To the left is a high rock face. On the right, towards the bottom are a number of rooftops, and on the hilltop some distance above these is the outline of a defensive wall of a castle with a crenellated tower.
For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section Introduction.
Blank except inscriptions. Inscribed in pencil ‘104’ bottom right, ascending vertically, and ‘99 | O’ bottom right.

Ben Pollitt
August 2019

How to cite

Ben Pollitt, ‘A Castle in a Rocky Landscape c.1824 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2019, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, March 2023, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-castle-in-a-rocky-landscape-r1202125, accessed 20 April 2024.