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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Town with a Tower and a Bridge at the Edge of a Mountain Range c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Town with a Tower and a Bridge at the Edge of a Mountain Range c.1824
D20373
Turner Bequest CCXXIV 78
Pencil on blue wove paper, 141 x 191 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCXXIV 78’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
In the foreground is a town with a high tower and an arched bridge. Another large building is situated further in the distance, its crenellated walls suggest this is a defensive structure, possibly a castle. A mountain range stretches into the distance.
For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section Introduction.
Verso:
Blank except inscriptions. Inscribed in ink ‘78’ and ‘231 | O’ bottom right. Inscribed in pencil ‘78’ bottom right, ascending vertically.

Ben Pollitt
August 2019

How to cite

Ben Pollitt, ‘Town with a Tower and a Bridge at the Edge of a Mountain Range 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-tower-and-a-bridge-at-the-edge-of-a-mountain-r1202118, accessed 23 April 2024.