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 353
Pencil on grey wove paper, 145 x 223 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom right
Inscribed in red ink ‘353’ bottom right (now faint)
Inscribed in pencil ‘353’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCXLI – 353’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The, buildings beyond a steep bridge beside a wooded gorge, is unidentified, but may be Italian; see the Introduction to this section for further brief discussion and dating. Finberg’s characterisation of the settlement as a ‘Convent’1 does not appear self-evident.
Finberg 1909, II, p.1087.
Blank; scattered dark ?glue marks; remains of paper from former mount adhering to corners.

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-r1183040, accessed 20 May 2024.