Joseph Mallord William Turner

An ?Italian Valley, with Distant Buildings and Mountains

c.1828–43

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 145 x 227 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D33975
Turner Bequest CCCXLI 260

Catalogue entry

The rapidly sketched subject, buildings beyond tall cypress trees in a mountainous setting, is unidentified, but may be Italian; see the Introduction to this section for further brief discussion and dating. Compare Tate D33970, D33972 and D33981 (Turner Bequest CCCXLI 255, 257, 265).
Verso:
Blank; inscribed by John Ruskin in pencil ‘241 | O’ top left, upside down; inscribed in pencil ‘260’ bottom right.

Matthew Imms
February 2016

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