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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Italian Mountains c.1828-43

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
?Italian Mountains c.1828–43
D33792
Turner Bequest CCCXLI 111
Pencil and white chalk on buff wove paper, 144 x 193 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Rocca [?Caterono]’ centre right
Inscribed in red ink ‘111’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCXLI – 111’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject is unidentified, but is probably Italian; see the Introduction to this section for further brief discussion and dating. The distinctive profile of the peaks on the skyline on the right here are seen closer in Tate D33783 and D33786 (Turner Bequest CCCXLI 102, 105). Turner’s inscriptions presumably indicates a place name but has yet to be fully deciphered.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed by John Ruskin in pencil ‘233 | O’ bottom right.

Matthew Imms
February 2016

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘?Italian Mountains 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-mountains-r1183000, accessed 20 May 2024.