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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Town with a Crenellated Tower and Hills c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Town with a Crenellated Tower and Hills c.1824
D20329
Turner Bequest CCXXIV 37
Pencil on blue wove paper, 141 x 194 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCXXIV 37’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
A crenellated tower stands behind a bridge, one arch of which is visible. To the left of the tower, another view of which appears in Tate D20330 (Turner Bequest CCXXIV 38), a series of buildings are indicated, while a large shallow-roofed structure stands to its right. Behind these structures a range of hills forms the horizon.
For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section Introduction.
Verso:
Blank except for inscriptions. Inscribe in pencil ‘37’ top left, ascending vertically. Inscribed in ink ‘37’ and in pencil ‘231 | O’ bottom right.

Ben Pollitt
August 2019

How to cite

Ben Pollitt, ‘Town with a Crenellated Tower and Hills 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-crenellated-tower-and-hills-r1202091, accessed 20 April 2024.