Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Ruined ?Italian Castle on a Rock

c.1828–43

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 151 × 224 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D33960
Turner Bequest CCCXLI 246

Catalogue entry

The subject, a substantial ruined fortress high above other buildings and trees, is unidentified, but may be Italian; see the Introduction to this section for further brief discussion and dating. The same scene is shown from a different angle in Tate D33959 (Turner Bequest CCCXLI 245).
There is another drawing on the verso, repeating part of the view (D33961; Turner Bequest CCCXLI 246v).

Matthew Imms
January 2016

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