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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Prospect of Hills; Gatetower 1835

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 39 Verso:
Prospect of Hills; Gatetower 1835
Turner Bequest CCCI 39 a
Pencil on cream wove paper, 100 x 159 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Here Turner has dashed off a sketch of hills, most likely located in northern Bohemia around the border with Saxony (see Tate D30370; Turner Bequest CCCI 39). With the sketchbook turned upright he has also rendered a jotting of a gate tower.

Alice Rylance-Watson
September 2015

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Prospect of Hills; Gatetower 1835 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2017, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-prospect-of-hills-gatetower-r1186755, accessed 25 October 2021.