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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Buildings in a High, Rocky Landscape c.1830

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Buildings in a High, Rocky Landscape c.1830
Turner Bequest CCLXI 73
Chalk and pencil on blue wove paper, 142 x 190 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCLXI 73’ bottom right
Inscribed in ink ‘73’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
In this view of a high, rocky landscape, a line of buildings stands on the summit of a hill to the right. Further in the distance another town or village is situated on a hilltop. In the foreground a pathway or perhaps a river winds its way to the valley floor below.
For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section Introduction.
Blank except for inscriptions. Traces of white strips of paper along the edges of the sheet indicate an earlier mount. Inscribed in pencil ’231 | O’ top left, upside down. Inscribed in pencil ‘D25029’ top towards left, upside down.

Ben Pollitt
August 2019

How to cite

Ben Pollitt, ‘Buildings in a High, Rocky Landscape c.1830 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-buildings-in-a-high-rocky-landscape-r1202178, accessed 23 April 2024.