Joseph Mallord William Turner

?An Italian Town

c.1828–43

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 158 x 235 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D34012
Turner Bequest CCCXLI 294

Catalogue entry

The subject on the right, a slight view of tall buildings in a street or square with statues or figures, is unidentified, but may be Italian; see the Introduction to this section for further brief discussion and dating. Compare Tate D34011 (Turner Bequest CCCXLI 293). The scattered forms in the left-hand half and at the right-hand edge are difficult to decipher.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed by John Ruskin in pencil ‘241 | O’ top left, upside down; inscribed in pencil ‘294’ bottom right.

Matthew Imms
February 2016

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