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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Views of a Town in a Flat Landscape c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Views of a Town in a Flat Landscape c.1824
Turner Bequest CCXXIV 155
Pencil on blue wove paper, 147 x 193 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCXXIV 155’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
On this sheet are two or three sketches of landscape views. The view at the top of the page consists of the outline of buildings, including three tall structures, stretched out on level ground. It is unclear whether the pencil marks below are a part of the same landscape or depict another location. On the bottom half of the sheet is another outline of low-lying houses seen from afar with vegetation sketched out in the foreground.
For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section Introduction.
Blank except for inscriptions. Inscribed in pencil ‘155’ top left, ascending vertically. Illegible inscription in ink bottom right. Inscribed in pencil ‘99 | O’ bottom right.

Ben Pollitt
August 2019

How to cite

Ben Pollitt, ‘Views of a Town in a Flat Landscape 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-views-of-a-town-in-a-flat-landscape-r1202141, accessed 20 April 2024.