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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?An Italian Town on the Coast or a Lake, with Mountains Beyond c.1828-43

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
?An Italian Town on the Coast or a Lake, with Mountains Beyond c.1828–43
D33754
Turner Bequest CCCXLI 75
Pencil and red, white and yellow chalks on grey wove paper, 139 x 190 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom right
Inscribed in red ink ‘75’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCXLI – 75’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject a town seen beyond a shoreline in a mountainous setting, is unidentified, but may be Italian; see the Introduction to this section for further brief discussion and dating. Details are picked out in white and with dashes of coloured chalk.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed by John Ruskin in pencil ‘234 | O’ bottom right.

Matthew Imms
January 2016

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘?An Italian Town on the Coast or a Lake, with Mountains Beyond c.1828–43 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, January 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-coast-or-a-lake-with-mountains-beyond-r1182985, accessed 24 May 2022.