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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Town on a River c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Town on a River c.1824
Turner Bequest CCXXIV 117
Gouache and pencil on blue wove paper, 142 x 193 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCXXIV 117’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch in pencil with white highlights shows a view of a town with a large stone building in its centre. A row of tightly packed houses is seen to the left; more buildings rise up behind them, while below them runs a river.
For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section Introduction.
Blank except for inscriptions. Inscribed in pencil ‘117’ top left, ascending vertically. Inscribed in pencil ‘53 | O’ bottom right.

Ben Pollitt
August 2019

How to cite

Ben Pollitt, ‘Town on a River 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-on-a-river-r1202129, accessed 20 April 2024.