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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Town beyond Trees c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Town beyond Trees c.1824
D20420
Turner Bequest CCXXIV 121
Chalk and pencil on blue wove paper, 141 x 193 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCXXIV 121’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The centre of the composition features two or three tall trees. To the left of these is a row of buildings enlivened by chalk highlights. Loose marks in pencil suggest vegetation stretching out to the right.
For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section Introduction.
Verso:
Faint traces of marks in chalk and pencil. Inscribed in pencil ‘121’ top left, ascending vertically. Inscribed in pencil ‘99 | O’ bottom right.

Ben Pollitt
August 2019

How to cite

Ben Pollitt, ‘Town beyond Trees 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-town-beyond-trees-r1202132, accessed 23 April 2024.