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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Italian Mountains, with a Figure Walking c.1828-43

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
?Italian Mountains, with a Figure Walking c.1828–43
D33783
Turner Bequest CCCXLI 102
Pencil on buff wove paper, 138 x 200 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Ma[...]no’ right of centre and ‘[?Cantao]’ centre right
Inscribed in red ink ‘102’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCXLI – 102’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The mountainous subject is unidentified, but is probably Italian; see the Introduction to this section for further brief discussion and dating. The same distinctive profile of the peaks beyond the hill town appears further off in Tate D33786 and D33792 (Turner Bequest CCCXLI 105, 111). Turner’s inscriptions presumably indicate place names but have yet to be clearly deciphered.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed by John Ruskin in pencil ‘233 | O’ bottom right.

Matthew Imms
February 2016

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘?Italian Mountains, with a Figure Walking 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-with-a-figure-walking-r1182996, accessed 21 May 2024.