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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Landscape with Bridge, Crenellated Tower and other Stone Buildings c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Landscape with Bridge, Crenellated Tower and other Stone Buildings c.1824
D20330
Turner Bequest CCXXIV 38
Pencil on blue wove paper, 142 x 190 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCXXIV 38’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
In the foreground a river leads to a bridge in the distance. A tower with crenellations, another view of which appears in Tate D20329 (Turner Bequest CCXXIV 37), stands behind the bridge. Two structures project upwards from the tower’s roof, while its walls are darkened to the left, suggestive of creeping vegetation. Stone buildings stand on either side of the tower. Further in the distance a line of hills forms the horizon.
For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section Introduction.
Verso:
Blank except for inscriptions. Inscribed in pencil ‘38’ top left, ascending vertically. Inscribed in ink ‘38’ and in pencil ‘231 | O’ bottom right.

Ben Pollitt
August 2019

How to cite

Ben Pollitt, ‘Landscape with Bridge, Crenellated Tower and other Stone Buildings 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-bridge-crenellated-tower-and-other-stone-r1202092, accessed 17 April 2024.