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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner An ?Italian Hill Town c.1828-43

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
An ?Italian Hill Town c.1828–43
Turner Bequest CCCXLI 35
Pencil on grey wove paper, 135 x 191 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom right
Inscribed in red ink ‘35’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCXLI – 35’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject, a town centred on a hill with higher peaks beyond, is unidentified, but may be Italian; see the Introduction to this section for further brief discussion and dating. There is a rough detail of a gateway, possibly Baroque, towards the top right.
Blank; inscribed by John Ruskin in pencil ‘234 | O’ bottom right.

Matthew Imms
February 2016

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘An ?Italian Hill Town 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-an-italian-hill-town-r1182969, accessed 26 May 2024.