Joseph Mallord William Turner

Two Sketches including One of the Walls of Florence

1819

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 189 x 113 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D16582
Turner Bequest CXCI 58 a

Catalogue entry

This page contains two distinct sketches. According to an inscription by Turner the sketch at the bottom of the sheet depicts part of the old city walls of Florence with a fortified tower. The subject of the upper drawing is currently unidentified although it appears to represent a study of a building.

Nicola Moorby
January 2010

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