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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner An ?Italian Town at the Foot of Mountains c.1828-43

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
An ?Italian Town at the Foot of Mountains c.1828–43
Turner Bequest CCCXLI 33
Pencil on grey wove paper, 145 x 191 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom left
Inscribed in red ink ‘33’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCXLI – 33’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject, a small hill town with craggy peaks rising beyond, is unidentified, but may be Italian; see the Introduction to this section for further brief discussion and dating.
Technical notes:
There is a minute hole towards the bottom right, apparently owing to a manufacturing fault.
Blank; inscribed by John Ruskin in pencil ‘234 | O’ bottom right.

Matthew Imms
February 2016

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘An ?Italian Town at the Foot of Mountains 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-at-the-foot-of-mountains-r1182968, accessed 20 May 2024.