Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Lake Maggiore

1819

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 121 x 195 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D16949
Turner Bequest CXCIV 32

Catalogue entry

The subject of this sketch is very faint and almost impossible to discern owing to the dark and uneven nature of the grey background wash. However, the pencil details at the top of the sheet appear to depict a rocky or hilly shoreline with a castle dominating the right-hand side, possibly representing a view on Lake Maggiore.

Nicola Moorby
May 2011

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