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
D33972
Turner Bequest CCCXLI 257
Chalk and pencil on off-white wove paper, 162 x 226 mm
Inscribed in red ink ‘257’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCXLI – 257’ 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 D33970, D33975 and D33981 (Turner Bequest CCCXLI 255, 260, 265).
There is a secondary view or continuation of mountains at the bottom right.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed by John Ruskin in pencil ‘241 | O’; inscribed in pencil ‘257’ 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-r1183024, accessed 18 May 2024.