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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner View of a Rocky Landscape with an Arched Structure c.1830

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
View of a Rocky Landscape with an Arched Structure c.1830
D24995
Turner Bequest CCLXI 23
Gouache and pencil on blue wove paper, 135 x 199 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCLXI 23’ bottom right
Inscribed in ink ‘23’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
In the middle of the foreground of this brief sketch of a rocky landscape, alongside a series of houses, is a larger arcuated building, suggesting an archway or a bridge. In the background the ridge of two hills forms the horizon.
For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section Introduction.
Verso:
Blank except for inscriptions. Traces of white strips of paper along the edges of the sheet indicate an earlier mount. Inscribed in pencil ‘231 | O’ top left, upside down. Inscribed in pencil ‘D24995’ bottom right of centre.

Ben Pollitt
August 2019

How to cite

Ben Pollitt, ‘View of a Rocky Landscape with an Arched Structure c.1830 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-view-of-a-rocky-landscape-with-an-arched-structure-r1202171, accessed 20 April 2024.