Joseph Mallord William Turner

Riverside Town, ?South of France or Italy

c.1830–41

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk on paper
Dimensions
Support: 153 × 222 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D34053
Turner Bequest CCCXLI 333

Catalogue entry

This is one of a large number of sketches on loose sheets of paper depicting hill towns, wooded scenery and rocky coastal terrain, here identified with Turner’s various tours of South of France and Italy. For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section introduction.
Verso:
Inscribed in red ink ‘16’ bottom left of the sheet. Small light brown patches across the sheet. There are vestiges of white paper in each corner, presumably from an earlier mount.

John Chu
June 2015

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