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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner An Italian Street or Square with Figures at a Market 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 20 Recto:
An Italian Street or Square with Figures at a Market 1819
D14354
Turner Bequest CLXXV 20
Pencil on white wove paper, 112 x 185 mm
Partial watermark ‘lee | 13’
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Red [?c...]’ right of centre, over awnings
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘20’ top right and ‘300’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CLXXV 20’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This busy market square, with a statue, perhaps set on a fountain, a large building with columns or pilasters, an arcade beyond the stalls, and distant hills, has as yet eluded identification. It may lie somewhere between Brescia (see folio 19 recto; D14352) and Verona (see folio 25 recto; D14363).

The figures and buildings are continued a little way onto folio 19 verso opposite (D14353).
Verso:
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Matthew Imms
March 2017

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘An Italian Street or Square with Figures at a Market 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2017, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, July 2017, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-an-italian-street-or-square-with-figures-at-a-market-r1186467, accessed 25 June 2024.