Joseph Mallord William Turner?Church of the Madonna delle Neve, Molina 1819

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Artist
Title
?Church of the Madonna delle Neve, Molina
From Pompeii, Amalfi, &c., Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CLXXXV
Date 1819
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 113 x 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D41515
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 31 Verso:
?Church of the Madonna delle Neve, Molina 1819
D41515
Verso of Turner Bequest CLXXXV 31
Pencil on white wove paper, 113 x 189 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Comparison with another sketch on folio 32 (D15797) suggests that this study may depict Molina, a town which lies on the inland road between Naples and Salerno. The building and tower in the centre of the composition may represent the church of the Madonna delle Neve (or Santa Maria delle Neve), destroyed by flood-waters in 1954.1

Nicola Moorby
November 2010

1
The church can be seen in two late nineteenth-/early twentieth-century photographs from the Alinari Archives, nos. BGAF-010314-0000 and CGA-F-005113-0000, reproduced online at <www.alinariarchives.it>, accessed October 2010.

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