Joseph Mallord William Turner

An ?Italian Hill Town

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: 145 × 223 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D34074
Turner Bequest CCCXLI 353

Catalogue entry

The, buildings beyond a steep bridge beside a wooded gorge, is unidentified, but may be Italian; see the Introduction to this section for further brief discussion and dating. Finberg’s characterisation of the settlement as a ‘Convent’1 does not appear self-evident.
1
Finberg 1909, II, p.1087.
Verso:
Blank; scattered dark ?glue marks; remains of paper from former mount adhering to corners.

Matthew Imms
February 2016

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