Joseph Mallord William Turner

Various Sketches; Including a Distant View of an ?Italian City

1820

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 128 × 98 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40993

Catalogue entry

Turner has used the inside front cover of this sketchbook to make a number of rough sketches of various subjects including a boat (top right), a couple of landscape compositions depicting a lake or bay, and a distant view of a city from the ‘walls’. The location of the latter is currently unidentified although it bears the appearance of being in Italy.

Nicola Moorby
April 2013

Read full Catalogue entry

Explore

You might like