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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Italian Pine Trees and Buildings c.1828-43

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
?Italian Pine Trees and Buildings c.1828–43
Turner Bequest CCCXLI 66
Pencil and chalk on grey wove paper, 142 x 183 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom right
Inscribed in red ink ‘66’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCXLI – 66’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject is unidentified, but the characteristic trees suggest an Italian setting, although the various buildings are too slight for easy identification; see the Introduction to this section for further brief discussion and dating.
Blank; inscribed by John Ruskin in pencil ‘234 | O’ bottom right.

Matthew Imms
February 2016

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘?Italian Pine Trees and Buildings 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-pine-trees-and-buildings-r1182981, accessed 17 June 2024.