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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner An ?Italian Town on the Banks of a River c.1828-43

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
An ?Italian Town on the Banks of a River c.1828–43
D34050
Turner Bequest CCCXLI 330
Pencil on grey wove paper, 150 x 231 mm
Inscribed in red ink ‘330’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCXLI – 330’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This urban riverside subject is unidentified, but may be Italian; see the Introduction to this section for further brief discussion and dating. Finberg’s assertion of ‘Roman ruins’1 within the view is a little unclear, unless he meant the arcaded buildings high on the left bank.
1
Finberg 1909, II, p.1084.
Verso:
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘431’ bottom left and ‘405’ top right, upside down; inscribed in pencil ‘330’ towards bottom right. There are remnants of white paper from a former mount at the corners.

Matthew Imms
February 2016

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘An ?Italian Town on the Banks of a River 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-the-banks-of-a-river-r1183037, accessed 20 May 2024.