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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Landscape with Cypresses and a River c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Landscape with Cypresses and a River c.1824
D20443
Turner Bequest CCXXIV 142
Gouache and pencil on blue wove paper, 140 x 194 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCXXIV 142’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
To the left are two or three tall trees, possibly cypresses. To the right the land rises up, forming a ridge that is lined with verdant trees. Rocks also feature in the landscape, running through which appears to be a river or stream, its glistening surface captured in highlights of gouache.
There is a sketch of an unrelated subject on the verso (D20444; CCXXIV 142v).
For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section Introduction.

Ben Pollitt
August 2019

How to cite

Ben Pollitt, ‘Landscape with Cypresses and a River 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-cypresses-and-a-river-r1202137, accessed 17 April 2024.