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
D25045
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.
Verso:
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.