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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Two Hills and a River c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Two Hills and a River c.1824
D20328
Turner Bequest CCXXIV 36
Pencil on paper, 136 x 193 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘[?A] T | C [?I I I] | MA [...] TRO’ bottom centre
Stamped in black ‘CCXXIV 36’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
There is some barely legible writing along the bottom centre along with marks describing flowers and vegetation running along the banks of a river leading directly into the distance. The strokes in the middle ground have a horizontal emphasis, suggestive of flat marshland. The outlines of two large hills form the horizon in the distance.
For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section Introduction.
Verso:
Blank except for inscriptions. Inscribed in pencil ‘36’ top left, ascending vertically. Inscribed in ink ‘36’ and in pencil ‘231 | O’ bottom right.

Ben Pollitt
August 2019

How to cite

Ben Pollitt, ‘Two Hills and 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-two-hills-and-a-river-r1202090, accessed 20 April 2024.