Joseph Mallord William Turner

Part of a View of Boffalora sopra Ticino

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
D14230
Turner Bequest CLXXIV 44 a

Catalogue entry

This page contains a small part of a landscape composition which has spilled over from the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 46 (D14231; Turner Bequest CLXXIV 45). The sketch depicts a view of Boffalora sopra Ticino, a village approximately fifteen miles west of Milan which represented the official border between the regions of Piedmont and Lombardy.1

Nicola Moorby
January 2013

1
For information about the border crossing at Boffalora see Crimi 2007, p.25.

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