Joseph Mallord William Turner

Waterside Buildings, ?South of France or Italy

c.1834

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 143 x 191 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28978
Turner Bequest CCXCII 31

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.
Verso:
The centre of the sheet bears the pencil note ‘103 | a’. Towards the bottom left-hand corner is the Turner Bequest monogram and ‘CCXCII – 31’ are stamped in black with the (incorrect) pencil note ‘D28977’. There are vestiges of white paper around the edges, presumably from an earlier mount. There are small dark blue and red spots of paint in the bottom left-hand corner of the sheet.

John Chu
June 2015

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