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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Houses and a Church on a Hill or Cliff 1845

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 26 Verso:
Houses and a Church on a Hill or Cliff 1845
D35533
Turner Bequest CCCLXI 26a
Pencil on white wove paper, 86 x 111 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation is a careful but as yet unidentified view of a church and houses on a steep hill or cliff, probably on or near a Channel coast. See the sketchbook’s Introduction for the many slight coastal views scattered through it.
At the top right is a thumbnail sketch placing the silhouette of the features in the main drawing in relation to lightly drawn elements to their left, including a windmill.

Matthew Imms
September 2016

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Houses and a Church on a Hill or Cliff 1845 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2016, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-houses-and-a-church-on-a-hill-or-cliff-r1183955, accessed 29 November 2021.