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 348
Pencil on grey wove paper, 154 x 223 mm
Inscribed in red ink ‘348’ bottom right (now faint)
Inscribed in pencil ‘348’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCXLI – 348’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject, buildings climbing a steep hill with rugged peaks beyond, is unidentified, but may be Italian; see the Introduction to this section for further brief discussion and dating.
Presumed blank; the sheet is firmly laid down on an old mount of thin, off-white card, roughly trimmed to within a few millimetres of the slightly irregular edges.

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-r1183039, accessed 21 May 2024.