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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Rocky Landscape with Buildings and a Single-Arch Bridge c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A Rocky Landscape with Buildings and a Single-Arch Bridge c.1824
D20355
Turner Bequest CCXXIV 60
Pencil on blue wove paper, 138 x 200 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCXXIV 60’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
In the right foreground of this pencil sketch of buildings in a rocky landscape a bridge with a wide, single arch spans a river. Attached to the bridge is a tall square building with a tiled hip roof. The bridge and building are of a similar type to Tate D20465 (Turner Bequest CCXXIV 160). More buildings, though less clearly defined, stand on the same level to the left of this structure. Further up the rocky slopes more houses are shown, clustered on the top of two separate peaks.
For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section Introduction.
Verso:
Blank except for inscriptions. Inscribed in ink ‘60’ and ‘231’ bottom right. Inscribed in pencil ‘60’ bottom right, ascending vertically.

Ben Pollitt
August 2019

How to cite

Ben Pollitt, ‘A Rocky Landscape with Buildings and a Single-Arch Bridge 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-with-buildings-and-a-single-arch-bridge-r1202107, accessed 17 April 2024.