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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Coastal Terrain, ?South of France or Italy c.1830

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Coastal Terrain, ?South of France or Italy c.1830
D24607
Turner Bequest CCLIX 42
Gouache and watercolour on blue paper, 140 x 194 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘42’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCLIX 42’ 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:
Streak of dark yellow paint in the centre of the sheet. Notes in pencil on the bottom edge reading ‘42’ and ‘‘CCLIX 42’.

John Chu
June 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Coastal Terrain, ?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-coastal-terrain-south-of-france-or-italy-r1183098, accessed 20 August 2019.