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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

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

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Town with a Bridge in a Hilly Landscape c.1824
D20370
Turner Bequest CCXXIV 75
Chalk on blue wove paper, 142 x 190 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCXXIV 75’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
At the centre of this composition is a stone bridge with two arches spanning a river. On the other side of the river is a town that stretches out some way into the distance. To the right is a tree whose willow-like branches droop. In the background are two low-rising hills.
For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section Introduction.
Verso:
Blank except for inscriptions. Inscribed in ink ‘75’ and ‘231 | O’ bottom right.

Ben Pollitt
August 2019

How to cite

Ben Pollitt, ‘Town with a Bridge 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-with-a-bridge-in-a-hilly-landscape-r1202115, accessed 18 May 2024.