Joseph Mallord William Turner

Three Landscape Sketches, Including a Castle on Hill

1819

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 × 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D15975
Turner Bequest CLXXXVI 32 a

Catalogue entry

This page contains three swift on-the-spot sketches depicting unidentified buildings amidst a hilly landscape. The rough nature of the draughtsmanship indicates that they were almost certainly executed from a moving vehicle on the road, possibly during Turner’s journey by road between Salerno and Paestum.

Nicola Moorby
July 2010

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