Joseph Mallord William Turner

Buildings and Hills, ?South of France or Italy

c.1830

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 198 x 285 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25120
Turner Bequest CCLXII 20

Catalogue entry

This is one of a large number of sketches on loose sheets of paper depicting hill towns, wooded scenery and rocky coastal terrain, here identified with Turner’s various tours of South of France and Italy. For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section introduction.
Technical Notes:
The sheet is laid down onto a sheet of thick cream paper. On the recto, this bears the pencil note ‘CCLXII 20’ in the bottom right-hand corner. On the verso is the pencil note ‘D25120’. The verso is stamped in black with the Turner Bequest monogram and ‘CCLXII – 20’.

John Chu
June 2015

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