Joseph Mallord William Turner?Boffalora sopra Ticino 1819

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Artist
Title
?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
D14233
Turner Bequest CLXXIV 46
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 47 Recto:
?Boffalora sopra Ticino 1819
D14233
Turner Bequest CLXXIV 46
Pencil on white wove paper, 111 x 186 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘46’ top right and ‘284’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CLXXIV 46’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page contains a very slight sketch of a building and a column beside a lake or river. The drawing is too rough to be conclusively identified, although it perhaps depicts a view of the village of Boffalora sopra Ticino, see folio 44 (D14228; Turner Bequest CLXXIV 43). Alternatively, it may represent a location on Lake Como.
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Nicola Moorby
January 2013

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