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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Rocky Landscape c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A Rocky Landscape c.1824
D20367
Turner Bequest CCXXIV 72
Chalk and pencil on blue wove paper, 135 x 192 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘M[...] P[...] below left of centre
Stamped in black ‘CCXXIV 72’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
In the lower half of this landscape is an illegible inscription, possibly referring to the location. The landscape itself, made up of a series of large rocky hills, is covered in vegetation. At the top of the furthest hill is the outline of a town. This same outline appears to be repeated two or three times on the lower right of the sheet.
For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section Introduction.
Verso:
Blank except for inscriptions. Inscribed in ink ‘72’ and ‘231 | O’ bottom right.

Ben Pollitt
August 2019

How to cite

Ben Pollitt, ‘A Rocky Landscape 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-rocky-landscape-r1202113, accessed 23 April 2024.