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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner An ?Italian Town Square, with a Fountain c.1828-43

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
An ?Italian Town Square, with a Fountain c.1828–43
Turner Bequest CCCXLI 31
Pencil on wove paper, 42 x 190 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘2 4 4 2 6’ left of centre
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Inscribed in red ink ‘31’ bottom right (now faint)
Stamped in black ‘CCCXLI – 31’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This urban subject is unidentified, but may be Italian; see the Introduction to this section for further brief discussion and dating. Turner has noted the fenestration or other details of the articulation of the façade of the large building beyond the fountain. Tate D33708 (Turner Bequest CCCXLI 29) is another view of a town square.
Blank; inscribed by John Ruskin in pencil ‘234 | O’ bottom right.

Matthew Imms
February 2016

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘An ?Italian Town Square, with a Fountain 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-square-with-a-fountain-r1182966, accessed 20 May 2024.