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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Town, with Distant Hills 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 21 Recto:
Town, with Distant Hills 1819
Turner Bequest CLXXXVI 20
Pencil on white wove paper, 113 x 189 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil ‘Vineyard’ within sketch, bottom right
Inscribed by ?John Ruskin in red ink ‘20’ top right and ‘245’ bottom left
Stamped in black ‘CLXXXVI 20’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject of this sketch is currently unidentified but it appears to depict the gateway of a town. On the far left-hand side of the page is a small part of the composition from the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 20 verso (D15947; Turner Bequest CLXXXVI 19c).

Nicola Moorby
July 2010

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Town, with Distant Hills 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, July 2010, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-town-with-distant-hills-r1137872, accessed 30 November 2021.