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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Town in a Rocky Landscape beside Water c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Town in a Rocky Landscape beside Water c.1824
D20418
Turner Bequest CCXXIV 119
Pencil on blue wove paper, 149 x 192 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCXXIV 119’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This lively sketch presents a series of rectilinear forms suggestive of a townscape beside water. A jagged line to the left signals the rocky features of the landscape in which the buildings appear to be situated.
For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section Introduction.
Verso:
Blank except inscriptions. Inscribed in pencil ‘119’ bottom right, ascending vertically, and ‘53 | O’ bottom right.

Ben Pollitt
August 2019

How to cite

Ben Pollitt, ‘Town in a Rocky Landscape beside Water 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-rocky-landscape-beside-water-r1202131, accessed 23 April 2024.