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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner View of a Rocky Landscape with Bridge c.1830

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
View of a Rocky Landscape with Bridge c.1830
D25029
Turner Bequest CCLXI 57
Pencil on blue wove paper, 144 x 193 mm
Inscribed in pencil ‘? 57’ (sic) bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCLXI 57’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Several buildings stand in the centre of this rocky landscape, including a structure with three arches, possibly a bridge. In the foreground are trees and in the background a high ridge.
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 ’23[...] | O’ bottom right and partially obscured by the pasted paper. Inscribed in pencil ‘D25029’ bottom left.

Ben Pollitt
August 2019

How to cite

Ben Pollitt, ‘View of a Rocky Landscape with Bridge 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-bridge-r1202176, accessed 23 April 2024.