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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Rocks in a Landscape c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Rocks in a Landscape c.1824
Turner Bequest CCXXIV 52v
Chalk and pencil on blue wove paper, 140 x 195 mm
Inscribed in pencil ‘52’ top left, ascending vertically, and ‘53 | O’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch appears on the verso of D20346 (CCXXIV 52). A series of pencil and chalk marks suggest the outline of rocks in a landscape.
For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section Introduction.
Technical notes:
There are several red marks on the bottom left of the sheet.

Ben Pollitt
August 2019

How to cite

Ben Pollitt, ‘Rocks 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-rocks-in-a-landscape-r1202102, accessed 20 April 2024.