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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Waterside Buildings and Mountains, ?South of France or Italy c.1834

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Waterside Buildings and Mountains, ?South of France or Italy c.1834
D28962
Turner Bequest CCXCII 15
Gouache, ink and watercolour on blue paper, 137 x 190 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘15’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCXCII 15’ bottom right
Blind stamped with Turner Bequest monogram 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.
Verso:
Inscribed in pencil ‘180a’ centre. Stamped in black with Turner Bequest monogram and ‘CCXCII 15’ bottom left.
Technical notes:
There is brown staining across the lower half of the page.

John Chu
June 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Waterside Buildings and Mountains, ?South of France or Italy c.1834 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-waterside-buildings-and-mountains-south-of-france-or-italy-r1183127, accessed 04 December 2021.