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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner An ?Italian Town among Hills by a Lake or the Sea c.1828-43

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
An ?Italian Town among Hills by a Lake or the Sea c.1828–43
D40183
Pencil on buff wove paper, 141 x 189 mm
Stamped in black with Turner Bequest monogram above ‘CCCLXIV – 367’ top right, upside down
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Not mentioned in Finberg’s 1909 Inventory,1 this is the verso of D36229 (Turner Bequest CCCLXIV 367). Inverted relative to the recto, it may show another aspect of the same scene, with a walled town or fortress above a rocky shore.

Matthew Imms
February 2016

1
See A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.II, p.1206.

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘An ?Italian Town among Hills by a Lake or the Sea 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-town-among-hills-by-a-lake-or-the-sea-r1183045, accessed 23 June 2024.