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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Town on the Edge of a Valley c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A Town on the Edge of a Valley c.1824
Turner Bequest CCXXIV 102
Pencil on blue wove paper, 145 x 196 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCXXIV 102’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
A valley is shown from a commanding vantage point. At the bottom of the valley is a large verdant plain with trees and possibly a river, the course of which may be suggested by a single winding line that leads into the distance. In the background a large castle stands on top of a hill.
For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section Introduction.
Technical notes:
There are patches of brown discolouration across the sheet.
Blank except for inscriptions. Inscribed in pencil ‘102’ top left, vertically ascending. Inscribed in ink ‘102’ bottom right.

Ben Pollitt
August 2019

How to cite

Ben Pollitt, ‘A Town on the Edge of a Valley 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-the-edge-of-a-valley-r1202124, accessed 21 May 2024.