Joseph Mallord William Turner

Ponte Vecchio and the River End of the Uffizi, Florence

1819

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 x 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D16559
Turner Bequest CXCI 41

Catalogue entry

Turner’s viewpoint for this sketch is the river end of the Uffizi Gallery, on Lungarno Anna Maria Luisa de’Medici. The vista looks down-river (west) with the Ponte Vecchio spanning the Arno on the left, and the arcade of the Uffizi on the right. In the central foreground is a small terrace with a balustrade.1 Like many of Turner’s sketches of Florence, the drawing is very slight and swiftly executed.
1
The same terrace can be seen in a later nineteenth-century print by E. Burci, Arno E Ponte Vecchio Dal Terrazzino Degli Uffizi (Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence).
Verso:
Blank

Nicola Moorby
December 2010

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