Joseph Mallord William Turner

Valley and Buildings, ?South of France or Italy

c.1830

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 141 x 192 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24988
Turner Bequest CCLXI 16

Catalogue entry

This is one of a large number of sketches on loose sheets of paper depicting hill towns, wooded scenery and rocky coastal terrain, here identified with Turner’s various tours of South of France and Italy. For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section introduction.
Technical Notes:
Light brown staining across the sheet.
Verso:
A note in pencil on the lower left-hand edge of the sheet reading ‘D24988’. Vestiges of white paper or card stuck to the edges, presumably from an earlier mount. Strips of fine white paper reinforce the edges. Light brown staining across sheet.

John Chu
June 2015

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