Joseph Mallord William Turner

An ?Italian Town Square, with a Fountain

c.1828–43

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 42 x 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D33710
Turner Bequest CCCXLI 31

Catalogue entry

This urban subject is unidentified, but may be Italian; see the Introduction to this section for further brief discussion and dating. Turner has noted the fenestration or other details of the articulation of the façade of the large building beyond the fountain. Tate D33708 (Turner Bequest CCCXLI 29) is another view of a town square.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed by John Ruskin in pencil ‘234 | O’ bottom right.

Matthew Imms
February 2016

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