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
D20335
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.
Verso:
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.