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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Italian Buildings on a Hillside above a Bridge c.1828-43

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
?Italian Buildings on a Hillside above a Bridge c.1828–43
D34042
Turner Bequest CCCXLI 323
Black chalk on grey wove paper, 154 x 226 mm
Inscribed in red ink ‘323’ bottom right (now faint)
Stamped in black ‘CCCXLI – 323’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject, a small settlement beyond a single-arched bridge with a large building or buildings at the top of the hill beyond, is unidentified, but may be Italian; see the Introduction to this section for further brief discussion and dating. The same scene may be shown from a different angle in Tate D34044 (Turner Bequest CCCXLI 325).
Verso:
Blank; inscribed in pencil ‘323’ right of centre. The surface is rubbed with some dark marks, possibly offset from another black chalk sketch.

Matthew Imms
February 2016

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘?Italian Buildings on a Hillside above a Bridge 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-hillside-above-a-bridge-r1183035, accessed 20 May 2024.