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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Large Building in a Landscape c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Large Building in a Landscape c.1824
D20374
Turner Bequest CCXXIV 79
Chalk and pencil on blue wove paper, 138 x 190 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCXXIV 79’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Towards the top of this chalk and pencil sketch, just left of centre is a large building. On either side of this building sharp diagonal lines suggest steep rises in the landscape, while the form of an arch in the foreground may stand for a bridge.
For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section Introduction.
Verso
Some chalk smudges appear on the right. Inscribed in pencil ‘79’ top left. Inscribed in pencil ‘53 | O’ bottom right.

Ben Pollitt
August 2019

How to cite

Ben Pollitt, ‘Large Building in a Landscape 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-large-building-in-a-landscape-r1202119, accessed 20 April 2024.