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
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.
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.