Joseph Mallord William Turner

An ?Italian Valley, with Distant Buildings and Mountains

c.1828–43

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 162 × 226 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D33972
Turner Bequest CCCXLI 257

Catalogue entry

This slight subject, buildings with a tower beyond tall cypress trees in a mountainous setting, is unidentified, but may be Italian; see the Introduction to this section for further brief discussion and dating. Compare Tate D33970, D33975 and D33981 (Turner Bequest CCCXLI 255, 260, 265).
There is a secondary view or continuation of mountains at the bottom right.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed by John Ruskin in pencil ‘241 | O’; inscribed in pencil ‘257’ bottom right.

Matthew Imms
February 2016

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