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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Hilly Landscape with a Church and Castle c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Hilly Landscape with a Church and Castle c.1824
Turner Bequest CCXXIV 43
Chalk and pencil on blue wove paper, 139 x 196 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCXXIV 43’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Two rocky hills are shown from a low viewpoint. To the left several buildings sit on top of a hill, including a church with a tall steeple, while the hill to the right is topped by what appears to be a castle. Three pencil marks made vertically indicate cypress trees. At the base of the hill to the left is the cruciform shape of a ship’s mast suggesting the presence of a river. Chalk marks running towards the bottom left of the sheet stand for some form of vegetation.
For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section Introduction.
Blank except for inscriptions. Inscribed in pencil ‘43’ top left, ascending vertically. Inscribed in ink ‘43’ and in pencil ‘231 | O’ bottom right.

Ben Pollitt
August 2019

How to cite

Ben Pollitt, ‘Hilly Landscape with a Church and Castle 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-hilly-landscape-with-a-church-and-castle-r1202093, accessed 20 April 2024.