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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Hill Town, ?South of France or Italy c.1830

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Hill Town, ?South of France or Italy c.1830
Turner Bequest CCLXI 42
Pencil on blue paper, 140 x 192 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘42’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCLXI 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.
A note in pencil on the right-hand edge of the sheet reading ‘D25014’ in the bottom right-hand corner. Vestiges of white paper or card stuck to the edges, presumably from an earlier mount. Strips of fine white paper reinforce the edges. Light brown staining across sheet.

John Chu
June 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Hill Town, ?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-hill-town-south-of-france-or-italy-r1183116, accessed 24 April 2024.