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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner River and Village 1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 19 Recto:
River and Village 1824
Turner Bequest CCXIX 29
Pencil and watercolour on white wove paper, 160 x 235 mm
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘?Hof’ | ‘?Very HW’ bottom left
Inscribed in red ink ‘29’ by Ruskin bottom right
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCXIX–29’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With careful and agile handling, Turner has taken a view from the Moselle which incorporates a study of a tall and verdant tree, its softly hanging foliage rendered in loose scalloped line. The river valley beyond is comprised of a low sloping mountain range, and at its feet a village. The onion cupola of the diminutive tower there may indicate that the village is Zell, near Breidel.

Alice Rylance-Watson
November 2013

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘River and Village 1824 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, November 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-river-and-village-r1174921, accessed 27 June 2022.