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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Town in a Landscape c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Town in a Landscape c.1824
D20339
Turner Bequest CCXXIV 47
Pencil on blue wove paper, 126 x 190 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCXXIV 47’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
A faint line stretching across the middle of the sheet suggests a horizon. To the left is a town, the most prominent building of which is a church with a steeple. Towards the bottom of the sheet, right of centre, the arch of a bridge suggests a river running along the bottom of a valley.
There is a sketch of an unrelated subject on the verso (D20340; CCXXIV 47v).
For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section Introduction.

Ben Pollitt
August 2019

How to cite

Ben Pollitt, ‘Town 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-town-in-a-landscape-r1202096, accessed 20 April 2024.