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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Town in a Hilly Landscape c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Town in a Hilly Landscape c.1824
D20357
Turner Bequest CCXXIV 62
Chalk and pencil on blue wove paper, 141 x 191 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCXXIV 62’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is a loose pencil and chalk sketch of a town spread over a large area. Two buildings and a bridge are situated at eye-level. Behind these structures a hill rises from right to left on the crest of which are more buildings.
For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section Introduction.
Verso:
Blank except for inscriptions. Inscribed in pencil ‘62’ bottom right, ascending vertically, and ‘53 | O’ bottom right.

Ben Pollitt
August 2019

How to cite

Ben Pollitt, ‘Town in a Hilly 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-town-in-a-hilly-landscape-r1202109, accessed 20 April 2024.