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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Various Sketches; Including a Distant View of an ?Italian City 1820

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Inside Front Cover:
Various Sketches; Including a Distant View of an ?Italian City 1820
D40993
Turner Bequest
Pencil on white wove paper, 128 x 98 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil ‘6 ½’ top centre and ‘walls of [?Plo...]’ right-hand side of top sketch. Also ‘10’ and ‘27 | Mole [?as] [?shield]’ within middle sketch.
Inscribed by an unknown hand in pencil ‘9 P 1 – 10 –’ centre right, parallel with right-hand edge
Stamped in black ‘CXCII’ top right, descending right-hand edge
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner has used the inside front cover of this sketchbook to make a number of rough sketches of various subjects including a boat (top right), a couple of landscape compositions depicting a lake or bay, and a distant view of a city from the ‘walls’. The location of the latter is currently unidentified although it bears the appearance of being in Italy.

Nicola Moorby
April 2013

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Various Sketches; Including a Distant View of an ?Italian City 1820 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2013, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-various-sketches-including-a-distant-view-of-an-italian-city-r1142539, accessed 27 May 2024.