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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Four Riverside Views 1835

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 21 Recto:
Four Riverside Views 1835
Turner Bequest CCCIV 21
Pencil on cream laid paper, 190 x 118 mm
Watermark with the Lion of the Seven Provinces | ‘[jan h]onig’ | ‘[j]h&z’
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘L[...]f[...]’ centre (inverted)
Inscribed in red ink by Ruskin ‘21’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCIV–21’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Here Turner has produced a series of views of an unidentified building, perhaps a fort or palace, fronted by two towers. A river, possibly the Rhine, can be seen winding past the building in two of the views. Turner has inscribed ‘L[...]f[...]’ below one of the views.
Two of the drawings have been rendered with the sketchbook turned upside down, while the other two are orientated in accordance with the foliation. Three are continued onto the folio opposite (Tate D30668; Turner Bequest CCCIV 20).

Alice Rylance-Watson
November 2015

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Four Riverside Views 1835 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, November 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2017, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-four-riverside-views-r1187050, accessed 20 January 2022.