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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Landscape with a Tall Building on a Hillock c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Landscape with a Tall Building on a Hillock c.1824
Turner Bequest CCXXIV 105v
Gouache and pencil on blue wove paper, 141 x 192 mm
Inscribed in ink ‘105’ top left, upside down
Inscribed in in pencil ’99 | 0’ top left, upside down
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch is the verso of D20402 (CCXXIV 105). Towards right of centre a tall, imposing building stands on top of a hillock, situated in the middle of a broad, flat stretch of land or possibly water. A series of diagonal lines running parallel above this hillock may serve to indicate light or atmospheric effects in the sky, further enhanced by touches of gouache. Some distance off, to the left of the hillock, the land rises slightly. In the foreground a gentle incline is suggested with trees and vegetation rising from left to right.
For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section Introduction.

Ben Pollitt
August 2019

How to cite

Ben Pollitt, ‘Landscape with a Tall Building on a Hillock 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-landscape-with-a-tall-building-on-a-hillock-r1202127, accessed 18 May 2024.