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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Landscape with Two Hills c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A Landscape with Two Hills c.1824
D20546
Turner Bequest CCXXIV 231
Pencil on blue wove paper, 282 x 193 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCXXIV 231’ top right, ascending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The pencil marks are very faint in this sketch. In the background to the left the outlines of two hills slope down, one behind the other, towards a flat plain. In the foreground zigzagging marks suggest the presence of trees or some other form of vegetation.
There is a sketch of an unrelated subject on the verso (D20547; CCXXIV 231v).
For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section Introduction.
Technical notes:
This sketch appears on one half of a large sheet bisected by the faint line of a fold; this half measures 141 x 193mm. On the other half is D20545 (CCXXIV 230).

Ben Pollitt
August 2019

How to cite

Ben Pollitt, ‘A Landscape with Two Hills 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-two-hills-r1202152, accessed 23 April 2024.