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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Road beside a River beneath Rocks, with Distant Buildings 1798

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A Road beside a River beneath Rocks, with Distant Buildings 1798
D00874
Turner Bequest XXXIII C
Pencil and watercolour on white wove paper, 230 x 343 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram below left of centre
Stamped in black ‘XXXIII C’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Like Tate D00724 and D00725 (Turner Bequest XXIX S, T) in this grouping, this appears to be an imaginary composition, seemingly executed en suite with them and possibly also with views of Blois and Tours (Tate D00673, D00674; Turner Bequest XXVII L, M) in a similar mode.
Verso:
Blank; not stamped.

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A Road beside a River beneath Rocks, with Distant Buildings 1798 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-road-beside-a-river-beneath-rocks-with-distant-buildings-r1174973, accessed 20 October 2021.