These vigorously rendered mountainous subjects, possibly drawn with the sheet turned all four ways, are unidentified despite Turner’s assertive inscriptions, but may be in the north of Italy or neighbouring Switzerland; see the Introduction to this section for further brief discussion and dating.
Finberg noted: ‘(Nos. [Turner Bequest CCCXLIV] 174–226 were among the contents of a parcel endorsed by Mr. [John] Ruskin, – “B. 2. Forty-eight pieces of paper, some double or 4-ple. Pencil outline, same class as B. 1.”).’1
Finberg 1909, II, p.1123.