Joseph Mallord William Turner

View of Piazza San Carlo, Turin

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
D14213
Turner Bequest CLXXIV 34 a

Catalogue entry

This page contains a small sketch on the left-hand side of the sheet, parallel with the edge of the page. As Turner’s inscription indicates the subject of the drawing is a rough, schematic view of the Piazza San Carlo in Turin. The piazza is seen from the north with the ‘twin’ Churches of Santa Cristina and San Carlo at the southern end. For a more detailed study see folio 32 (D14206; Turner Bequest CLXXIV 31).
For a list of further sketches of Turin see folio 12 (D14166; Turner Bequest CLXXIV 11).

Nicola Moorby
December 2012

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