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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Italian Hill Country, with a Bridge a Distant Church on a Rock c.1828-43

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
?Italian Hill Country, with a Bridge a Distant Church on a Rock c.1828–43
D33746
Turner Bequest CCCXLI 67
Pencil and white chalk on grey wove paper, 143 x 193 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Inscribed in red ink ‘67’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCXLI – 67’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject, with the spire of what may be a convent on a steep hill beyond other buildings with a gateway at its foot and a bridge in the foreground, is unidentified, but may be Italian; see the Introduction to this section for further brief discussion and dating. A dash of white chalk highlights the façade below the distant spire.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed by John Ruskin in pencil ‘234 | O’ bottom right.

Matthew Imms
February 2016

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘?Italian Hill Country, with a Bridge a Distant Church on a Rock 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-hill-country-with-a-bridge-a-distant-church-on-a-r1182982, accessed 17 June 2024.