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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Series of Houses on Jagged Hilltops c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A Series of Houses on Jagged Hilltops c.1824
D20351
Turner Bequest CCXXIV 56
Pencil on blue wove paper, 138 x 190 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘R[...] H[...]’ above centre
Stamped in black ‘CCXXIV 56’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
A series of four castles are shown perched on jagged hilltops. These buildings diminish in scale as they recede into the distance. In the centre is a largely illegible inscription, possibly referring to features in the landscape itself.
For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section Introduction.
Verso:
Blank except for inscriptions. Inscribed in red ink ‘56’ and inscribed in pencil ‘231 | O’ bottom right.

Ben Pollitt
August 2019

How to cite

Ben Pollitt, ‘A Series of Houses on Jagged Hilltops 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-series-of-houses-on-jagged-hilltops-r1202104, accessed 20 April 2024.