This is one of a large number of sketches on loose sheets of paper seeming to depict coastal terrain. In this particular sketch, it has been suggested that the scenery depicted may belong to Austriaor the Italian Lakes due to the Austrian make of the paper.1 For the grouping and dating of these works to the middle and later periods of Turner’s career, see the section introduction.
Peter Bower, Turner’s Later Papers: A Study of the Manufacture, Selection and Use of his Drawing Papers 1820–1851, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1999, p.82 note 1.
Pinprick in bottom right-hand corner of the sheet. Tear on right-hand edge of the sheet towards the top corner.
Pencil note reading ‘22’. Stamped in black with the Turner Bequest monogram and ‘CCCLXIV – 78’.