Joseph Mallord William Turner

Buildings on Hill in the Marche

1819

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 111 × 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D14669
Turner Bequest CLXXVII 9

Catalogue entry

After a sustained period of travel along the east coast from Rimini, Turner’s route towards Rome turned inland at Ancona and began to follow a south-westerly course towards the Apennine Mountains. Many of the urban settlements in this part of Italy were built upon high ground and Turner made a number of sketches of the hilltop towns and cities he glimpsed as he travelled through the landscape of the Marche region of Italy. Good views could also be seen from many of the towns and cities of the area, particularly from Osimo and the walls of Loreto. The subject of this drawing has not been identified.

Nicola Moorby
November 2008

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