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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Ruined Building on a Hill 1798

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 31 Recto:
A Ruined Building on a Hill 1798
D01512
Turner Bequest XL 29
Pencil on white wove paper, 135 x 95 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘29’ top left, upside down
Stamped in black ‘XL – 29’ top left, upside down
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this very slight and apparently interrupted sketch may show the same hill and ruin as are recorded on folios 54 verso–55 recto (D01550–D01551; Turner Bequest XL 52a–53).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A Ruined Building on a Hill 1798 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 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-ruined-building-on-a-hill-r1173751, accessed 24 November 2020.