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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner An ?Italian Valley, with Distant Buildings and Mountains c.1828-43

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
An ?Italian Valley, with Distant Buildings and Mountains c.1828–43
D33970
Turner Bequest CCCXLI 255
Pencil on buff wove paper, 145 x 225 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram below right of centre
Inscribed in red ink ‘255’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCXLI – 255’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This slight subject, buildings with a tower beyond tall cypress trees in a mountainous setting, is unidentified, but may be Italian; see the Introduction to this section for further brief discussion and dating. Compare Tate D33972, D33975 and D33981 (Turner Bequest CCCXLI 257, 260, 265).
Technical notes:
The sheet is somewhat irregular, tapering a little towards the right.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed by John Ruskin in pencil ‘241 | O’ bottom right; inscribed in pencil ‘255’ bottom right.

Matthew Imms
February 2016

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘An ?Italian Valley, with Distant Buildings and Mountains 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-valley-with-distant-buildings-and-mountains-r1183023, accessed 18 May 2024.