Joseph Mallord William Turner

An ?Italian Town with Distant Mountains

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: 146 x 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D33738
Turner Bequest CCCXLI 59

Catalogue entry

The subject is unidentified, a walled town with a gate-tower beyond a bridge, but may be Italian; see the Introduction to this section for further brief discussion and dating. Turner’s inscription is uncertain, but may relate to a place name or an Italian phrase.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed by John Ruskin in pencil ‘234 | O’ top left, upside down.

Matthew Imms
February 2016

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