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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner An ?Italian Town in a Valley, with Mountains Beyond c.1828-43

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
An ?Italian Town in a Valley, with Mountains Beyond c.1828–43
D33797
Turner Bequest CCCXLI 116
Pencil and white chalk on grey wove paper, 143 x 191 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom right
Inscribed in red ink ‘116’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCXLI – 116’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject, with its various towers and domes against a mountainous background, is unidentified, but may be Italian; see the Introduction to this section for further brief discussion and dating.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed by John Ruskin in pencil ‘233 | O’ bottom right.

Matthew Imms
February 2016

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘An ?Italian Town in a Valley, with Mountains Beyond 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-in-a-valley-with-mountains-beyond-r1183001, accessed 20 May 2024.