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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Italian Buildings on a Hill, Possibly near Rogno c.1828-43

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
?Italian Buildings on a Hill, Possibly near Rogno c.1828–43
D33780
Turner Bequest CCCXLI 99
Pencil and white chalk on grey wove paper, 143 x 195 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘[?Rongno]’ towards bottom right
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom right
Inscribed in red ink ‘99’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCXLI – 99’ 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, is currently unidentified, but may be Italian. Turner’s slightly unclear inscription may indicate the vicinity of Rogno, in the mountainous region north-east of Bergamo. See also Tate D33781 (Turner Bequest CCCXLI 100).
See the Introduction to this section for further brief discussion and dating.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed by John Ruskin in pencil ‘233 | O’ bottom right.

Matthew Imms
February 2016

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘?Italian Buildings on a Hill, 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-italian-buildings-on-a-hill-possibly-near-rogno-r1182993, accessed 18 May 2024.