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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner An ?Italian Town on a Hillside above a Harbour c.1828-43

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
An ?Italian Town on a Hillside above a Harbour c.1828–43
D33801
Turner Bequest CCCXLI 119
Pencil on grey wove paper, 141 x 193 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram below right of centre
Inscribed in red ink ‘119’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCXLI – 119’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject, with shipping on the left and domes and towers beyond, 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; inscribed in pencil ‘129’ (sic) at centre.

Matthew Imms
February 2016

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘An ?Italian Town on a Hillside above a Harbour 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-on-a-hillside-above-a-harbour-r1183005, accessed 20 May 2024.