Joseph Mallord William TurnerA Narrow Passage; ?Boffalora sopra Ticino 1819

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Artist
Title
A Narrow Passage; ?Boffalora sopra Ticino
From Turin, Como, Lugarno, Maggiore Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CLXXIV
Date 1819
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 111 x 186 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D14232
Turner Bequest CLXXIV 45 a
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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 46 Verso:
A Narrow Passage; ?Boffalora sopra Ticino 1819
D14232
Turner Bequest CLXXIV 45 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 111 x 186 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject of this sketch is too rough to be conclusively identified but it appears to depict a street or passageway covered by canopies. The location may be Boffalora sopra Ticino, the subject of the preceding studies in the sketchbook, see folio 44 (D14228; Turner Bequest CLXXIV 43).

Nicola Moorby
January 2013

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