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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Town at the Foot of Mountains 1820

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 20 Verso:
Town at the Foot of Mountains 1820
D16680
Turner Bequest CXCII 19 c
Pencil on white wove paper, 128 x 22 mm [partial sheet only]
Inscribed by the artist in pencil ‘[?Y]’ within sky at top of sketch
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page has been partially torn out but Turner has used the remaining fragment for a rough sketch of a town or village at the foot of some mountains. The location has not been identified although it is likely to depict a view within Savoy. The sheet has been made whole with the addition of modern paper.

Nicola Moorby
April 2013

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Town at the Foot of Mountains 1820 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2013, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-town-at-the-foot-of-mountains-r1142579, accessed 17 May 2022.