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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner An ?Italian Village, with a Distant Castle among Mountains, Possibly near Rogno c.1828-43

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
An ?Italian Village, with a Distant Castle among Mountains, Possibly near Rogno c.1828–43
D33781
Turner Bequest CCCXLI 100
Pencil on grey wove paper, 143 x 197 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘[?...gg...]’ bottom centre, and [?Cheva...e | Rougeno’ towards bottom right
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Inscribed in red ink ‘100’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCXLI – 100’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject, with a castle or hill town in the middle distance, and houses or a farm in the foreground, is currently unidentified, but may be Italian. Turner’s uncertain inscriptions may indicate the vicinity of Rogno, in the mountainous region north-east of Bergamo. See also Tate D33780 (Turner Bequest CCCXLI 99).
Verso:
Blank; inscribed by John Ruskin in pencil ‘233 | O’ bottom right.

Matthew Imms
February 2016

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘An ?Italian Village, with a Distant Castle among Mountains, Possibly near Rogno 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-village-with-a-distant-castle-among-mountains-r1182994, accessed 21 May 2024.