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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Two Sketches of Mountainous Landscape 1820

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 2 Recto:
Two Sketches of Mountainous Landscape 1820
D16643
Turner Bequest CXCII 2
Pencil on white wove paper, 128 x 98 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘2’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CXCII 2’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page contains two landscape sketches of mountainous landscape. The draughtsmanship is very rough and the locations are currently unidentified although they perhaps relate to Turner’s passage through the Alps via the Mont Cenis pass, see folio 2 verso (D16643). The upper vista depicts a road winding its way towards a distant building, and the lower prospect includes a castle or town visible in the middle distance on the left-hand side.

Nicola Moorby
April 2013

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Two Sketches of Mountainous Landscape 1820 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2013, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-two-sketches-of-mountainous-landscape-r1142542, accessed 29 May 2024.