Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Italian Buildings on a Hill

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: 150 × 228 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D33965
Turner Bequest CCCXLI 250

Catalogue entry

The subject, buildings clustered on a steep hill, is unidentified, but may be Italian; see the Introduction to this section for further brief discussion and dating. Like Tate D33963 and D33964 (Turner Bequest CCCXLI 248, 249) it may show a more detailed aspect of the hill overlooking the town in Tate D33962 (Turner Bequest CCCXLI 247).
Technical notes:
There are oily stains along the bottom edge and the surface is rubbed.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘479’ bottom left and in pencil 145 | O’ bottom right; inscribed in pencil ‘250’ bottom right.

Matthew Imms
February 2016

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