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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Town on a River c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A Town on a River c.1824
Turner Bequest CCXXIV 237
Chalk and pencil on blue wove paper, 282 x 193 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCXXIV 237’ top right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
In the foreground of this faint sketch, running along the bottom of the sheet, is a row of houses. In the distance to the right a range of hills slope gently down to the river on the left. A number of brief marks in pencil and chalk describe the water’s edge.
For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section Introduction.
Technical notes:
This sketch appears on one half of a large sheet bisected by the faint line of a fold; this half measures 140 x 193mm. On the other half is D20553 (CCXXIV 236).
Blank except for inscriptions. Inscribed in ink ‘237’ top left.

Ben Pollitt
August 2019

How to cite

Ben Pollitt, ‘A Town on a River 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-town-on-a-river-r1202159, accessed 23 April 2024.