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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Landscape with Houses c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A Landscape with Houses c.1824
Turner Bequest CCXXIV 81
Pencil on blue wove paper, 141 x 192 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCXXIV 81’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
In this very brief sketch a number of houses are picked out in a landscape. Jagged lines suggest the terrain is rocky and the forms of two hills are described on the horizon.
For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section Introduction.
Blank except for inscriptions. Inscribed in ink ‘81’ and ‘231 | O’ bottom right. Inscribed in pencil ‘81’ bottom right, ascending vertically.

Ben Pollitt
August 2019

How to cite

Ben Pollitt, ‘A Landscape with Houses 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-landscape-with-houses-r1202120, accessed 20 April 2024.