Joseph Mallord William Turner

An ?Italian Town at the Foot of Mountains

c.1828–43

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 145 × 191 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D33712
Turner Bequest CCCXLI 33

Catalogue entry

The subject, a small hill town with craggy peaks rising beyond, is unidentified, but may be Italian; see the Introduction to this section for further brief discussion and dating.
Technical notes:
There is a minute hole towards the bottom right, apparently owing to a manufacturing fault.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed by John Ruskin in pencil ‘234 | O’ bottom right.

Matthew Imms
February 2016

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