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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Landscape Sketches 1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 71 Recto:
Landscape Sketches 1824
Turner Bequest CCXVI 71
Pencil on white wove paper, 118 x 78 mm
Watermark ‘[smith &] allnut | [18]22’
Inscribed in blue ink by Ruskin ‘71’ top right
Stamped in black ‘CCXVI–71’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Employing the most cursory of line, here Turner jots the profile of various landscapes across the page. Two spires can be seen in the upper register, while the serpentine lines towards the bottom suggest a river.

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2014

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Landscape Sketches 1824 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2014, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-landscape-sketches-r1174479, accessed 30 May 2020.