View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms
This distant view of Bellinzona does not seem to have been previously exhibited. This is because once Ruskin's scheme had been adopted as a means of making Turner's sketches available to the public, this watercolour was put back with drawings Ruskin considered less interesting and has remained uncatalogued until this exhibition. Turner made a number of views looking back to Bellinzona from the road to Locarno, inevitably focusing on the bridge spanning the fast-flowing River Ticino.
Gallery label, September 2004