Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Italian Hill Country, with a Bridge a Distant Church on a Rock

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: 143 × 193 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D33746
Turner Bequest CCCXLI 67

Catalogue entry

The subject, with the spire of what may be a convent on a steep hill beyond other buildings with a gateway at its foot and a bridge in the foreground, is unidentified, but may be Italian; see the Introduction to this section for further brief discussion and dating. A dash of white chalk highlights the façade below the distant spire.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed by John Ruskin in pencil ‘234 | O’ bottom right.

Matthew Imms
February 2016

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