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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Riverside Town, ?South of France or Italy c.1830-41

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Riverside Town, ?South of France or Italy c.1830–41
Turner Bequest CCCXLI 333
Chalk and pencil on grey paper, 153 x 222 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘333’ bottom right
Stamped in black ink ‘CCCXLI 333’ bottom right
Blind stamped with Turner Bequest monogram centre
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.
Inscribed in red ink ‘16’ bottom left of the sheet. Small light brown patches across the sheet. There are vestiges of white paper in each corner, presumably from an earlier mount.

John Chu
June 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Riverside Town, ?South of France or Italy c.1830–41 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-riverside-town-south-of-france-or-italy-r1183142, accessed 13 April 2024.