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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Mountains and Buildings, ?South of France or Italy c.1830

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Mountains and Buildings, ?South of France or Italy c.1830
Turner Bequest CCLXI 17
Chalk and pencil on paper 140 x 198 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘17’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCLXI 17’ bottom right
Blind stamped with Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is one of a large number of sketches on loose sheets of paper depicting hill towns, wooded scenery and rocky coastal terrain, here identified with Turner’s various tours of South of France and Italy. For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section introduction.
Technical Notes:
Light brown staining across the sheet.
A note in pencil on the lower left-hand edge of the sheet reading ‘D24989’. Vestiges of white paper or card stuck to the edges, presumably from an earlier mount. Strips of fine white paper reinforce the edges. Light brown staining across sheet.

John Chu
June 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Mountains and Buildings, ?South of France or Italy c.1830 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2015, 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-mountains-and-buildings-south-of-france-or-italy-r1183107, accessed 13 April 2024.