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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Mountainous Landscape with Waterfall c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A Mountainous Landscape with Waterfall c.1824
D20390
Turner Bequest CCXXIV 94
Chalk and pencil on blue wove paper, 141 x 193 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCXXIV 94’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
A series of rocky mountain peaks appear to the right. The surface is enlivened with chalk marks. In the centre, where the line of one rock face descends particularly sharply, vertical marks on pencil suggest the presence of a waterfall.
For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section Introduction.
Verso:
Blank except for inscriptions. Inscribed in pencil ‘94’ bottom right, ascending vertically, and ‘99 | O’ bottom right. Inscribed in red ink ‘94’ bottom right.

Ben Pollitt
August 2019

How to cite

Ben Pollitt, ‘A Mountainous Landscape with Waterfall 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-mountainous-landscape-with-waterfall-r1202123, accessed 20 April 2024.