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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Buildings and Hills, ?South of France or Italy c.1830

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Buildings and Hills, ?South of France or Italy c.1830
Turner Bequest CCLXII 18
Chalk and pencil on blue paper, 190 x 287 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘18’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCLXII 18’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is one of a large number of sketches on loose sheets of paper depicting hill towns, wooded scenery and rocky coastal terrain, here identified with Turner’s various tours of South of France and Italy. For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section introduction.
Technical Notes:
The sheet is laid down onto a sheet of thick cream paper. On the recto, this bears the pencil note ‘CCLXII 18’ in the bottom right-hand corner. On the verso is the pencil note ‘D25118’. The verso is stamped in black with the Turner Bequest monogram and ‘CCLXII – 18’.

John Chu
June 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Buildings and Hills, ?South of France or Italy c.1830 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2015, 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-buildings-and-hills-south-of-france-or-italy-r1183121, accessed 24 April 2024.