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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Landscape with Fence Posts c.1830

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Landscape with Fence Posts c.1830
Turner Bequest CCLXI 85
Chalk and pencil on blue wove paper, 138 x 192 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCLXI 85’ bottom right
Inscribed in pen ‘85’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
A number of vertical lines suggest a line posts in the foreground, leading to a denser sequence of marks, which could be a jetty or a small boat. Beyond this and sloping upwards to the right is a field with trees in it. The land to the left rises gently in the distance.
For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section Introduction.
Blank except for inscriptions. Traces of white strips of paper along the edges of the sheet indicate an earlier mount. Inscribed in pencil ‘232 | O’ top left. Inscribed in pencil ‘D25075’ top left of centre, upside down.

Ben Pollitt
August 2019

How to cite

Ben Pollitt, ‘Landscape with Fence Posts c.1830 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-fence-posts-r1202180, accessed 17 April 2024.