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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Italian Mountains, with a Distant Castle on a Peak c.1828-43

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
?Italian Mountains, with a Distant Castle on a Peak c.1828–43
D33744
Turner Bequest CCCXLI 65
Pencil on grey wove paper, 138 x 194 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom right
Inscribed in red ink ‘65’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCXLI – 65’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This rugged, mountainous subject is unidentified, but may be Italian; see the Introduction to this section for further brief discussion and dating. There is a castle on a steep rock on the right, and possibly another on the horizon towards the left; compare the setting of Tate D33743 (Turner Bequest CCCXLI 64).
Verso:
Blank; inscribed by John Ruskin in pencil ‘234 | O’ top left, upside down.

Matthew Imms
January 2016

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘?Italian Mountains, with a Distant Castle on a Peak c.1828–43 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, January 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-with-a-distant-castle-on-a-peak-r1182980, accessed 21 May 2024.