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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner View of a Town on a High Ridge c.1830

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
View of a Town on a High Ridge c.1830
D25046
Turner Bequest CCLXI 74
Chalk and pencil on blue wove paper, 139 x 202 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCLXI 74’ bottom right
Inscribed in pencil ‘74’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
A number of buildings are depicted grouped in the bottom of a steep-sided valley. Rugged mountains rise in the distance. To the left, a row of man-made structures, including two towers, describes the silhouette of 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 ‘231 | O’ top right. Inscribed in pencil ‘D25046’ bottom right of centre.

Ben Pollitt
August 2019

How to cite

Ben Pollitt, ‘View of a Town on a High Ridge 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-town-on-a-high-ridge-r1202179, accessed 23 April 2024.