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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Italian Buildings on a Hill c.1828-43

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
?Italian Buildings on a Hill c.1828–43
Turner Bequest CCCXLI 250
Pencil on buff wove paper, 150 x 228 mm
Inscribed in pencil ‘250’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCXLI – 250’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject, buildings clustered on a steep hill, is unidentified, but may be Italian; see the Introduction to this section for further brief discussion and dating. Like Tate D33963 and D33964 (Turner Bequest CCCXLI 248, 249) it may show a more detailed aspect of the hill overlooking the town in Tate D33962 (Turner Bequest CCCXLI 247).
Technical notes:
There are oily stains along the bottom edge and the surface is rubbed.
Blank; inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘479’ bottom left and in pencil 145 | O’ bottom right; inscribed in pencil ‘250’ bottom right.

Matthew Imms
February 2016

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘?Italian Buildings on a Hill 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-r1183022, accessed 20 May 2024.