Joseph Mallord William Turner

Distant View of Moncalieri, from the East

1819

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 111 x 186 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D14172
Turner Bequest CLXXIV 14

Catalogue entry

From Turin, Turner made a short detour to Moncalieri, a town approximately four miles south of the city, notable for its castle, the Castello Reale, which was a residence of the ruling House of Savoy. This sketch depicts the distant castle from the east, with the Alps rising in the distance beyond. A small part of the composition spills over onto the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, se folio 14 verso (D14171; Turner Bequest CLXXIV 13a). For a more detailed study of the Castello Reale, and a list of further sketches of Moncalieri see folio 17 (D14176; Turner Bequest CLXXIV 16).

Nicola Moorby
December 2012

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