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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Range of Hills Seen from Above c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A Range of Hills Seen from Above c.1824
D20371
Turner Bequest CCXXIV 76
Pencil on blue wove paper, 140 x 195 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCXXIV 76’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
A range of hills receding into the distance is succinctly conveyed in this loose sketch. In the far right and left of the composition buildings are suggested as is a cluster of trees positioned just right of centre. All appear as though observed from a high vantage point.
For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section Introduction.
Verso:
Blank except for inscriptions. Inscribed in ink ‘76’ and ‘231 | O’ bottom right.

Ben Pollitt
August 2019

How to cite

Ben Pollitt, ‘A Range of Hills Seen from Above 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-range-of-hills-seen-from-above-r1202116, accessed 23 April 2024.