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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Coastal Terrain and Buildings, ?South of France or Italy c.1834

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Coastal Terrain and Buildings, ?South of France or Italy c.1834
D28965
Turner Bequest CCXCII 18
Gouache and watercolour on grey paper, 144 x 188 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘18’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCXCII 18’ bottom right
Blind stamped with Turner Bequest monogram 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.
Verso:
Pencil note reading ‘100a’ centre. Stamped in black in with the Turner Bequest monogram and ‘CCXCII 18’. Light brown staining across page.

John Chu
June 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Coastal Terrain and Buildings, ?South of France or Italy c.1834 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-coastal-terrain-and-buildings-south-of-france-or-italy-r1183129, accessed 26 November 2020.