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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?An Italian Town c.1828-43

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
?An Italian Town c.1828–43
Turner Bequest CCCXLI 294
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 158 x 235 mm
Inscribed in red ink ‘294’ bottom right (now faint)
Stamped in black ‘CCCXLI – 294’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject on the right, a slight view of tall buildings in a street or square with statues or figures, is unidentified, but may be Italian; see the Introduction to this section for further brief discussion and dating. Compare Tate D34011 (Turner Bequest CCCXLI 293). The scattered forms in the left-hand half and at the right-hand edge are difficult to decipher.
Blank; inscribed by John Ruskin in pencil ‘241 | O’ top left, upside down; inscribed in pencil ‘294’ bottom right.

Matthew Imms
February 2016

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘?An Italian Town 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-r1183032, accessed 17 June 2024.