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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Mountainous Valley, with Houses c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A Mountainous Valley, with Houses c.1824
D20366
Turner Bequest CCXXIV 71
Pencil on blue wove paper, 141 x 190 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCXXIV 71’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch shows a mountainous valley from a high vantage point. At the bottom of the sheet linear forms suggest the houses of a village or a town. The presence of more built structures can be seen on top of the mountain or large hill in the far distance.
For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section Introduction.
Technical notes:
Flecks of pink ink appear towards the bottom left corner of the sheet.
Verso:
Blank except for inscriptions. Inscribed in ink ‘71’ and ‘231 | O’ bottom right.

Ben Pollitt
August 2019

How to cite

Ben Pollitt, ‘A Mountainous Valley, 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-mountainous-valley-with-houses-r1202112, accessed 23 April 2024.