J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Wooded ?Italian Landscape, with a Castle on a Hill in the Middle Distance c.1828-43

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A Wooded ?Italian Landscape, with a Castle on a Hill in the Middle Distance c.1828–43
D34009
Turner Bequest CCCXLI 291
Pencil on buff wove paper, 154 x 224 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom right
Inscribed in pencil ‘291’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCXLI – 291’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject, with a ruined castle beyond trees in the middle distance and a tower with a shallow roof beyond, is unidentified, but may be Italian; see the Introduction to this section for further brief discussion and dating.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed by John Ruskin in pencil ‘241 | O’ top left, upside down; inscribed in pencil ‘291’ bottom right.

Matthew Imms
February 2016

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘A Wooded ?Italian Landscape, with a Castle on a Hill in the Middle Distance c.1828–43 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 2016, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-wooded-italian-landscape-with-a-castle-on-a-hill-in-the-r1183030, accessed 20 May 2024.