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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Mountains, with a Distant Castle or Town, Possibly near Carisolo c.1828-43

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Mountains, with a Distant Castle or Town, Possibly near Carisolo c.1828–43
D33779
Turner Bequest CCCXLI 98
Pencil and white chalk on grey wove paper, 145 x 195 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘[?Carisolo]’ below centre
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom right
Inscribed in red ink ‘98’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCXLI – 98’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
If Turner’s inscription can be interpreted as such, the subject may be in the vicinity of Carisolo, in the mountainous region north-west of Trento in northern Italy, where Turner drew the cathedral in the 1833 Venice up to Trento sketchbook (Tate D31746; Turner Bequest CCCXII 77).
See the Introduction to this section for further brief general discussion and dating.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed by John Ruskin in pencil ‘233 | O’ bottom right.

Matthew Imms
January 2016

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Mountains, with a Distant Castle or Town, Possibly near Carisolo 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-mountains-with-a-distant-castle-or-town-possibly-near-r1182992, accessed 18 May 2024.