Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the view includes slight indications of a bridge with a fortified tower or gateway beyond. The subject is as yet not established, but may have been on the outskirts of Bologna, since much developed, with one of the city’s gates. For general remarks on Bologna and Turner’s numerous identified views on adjacent pages, see under folio 24 recto (D14532).
Finberg noted of the pages he designated Turner Bequest CLXXVI 26a–h (D14535– D14542): ‘The following four leaves were found loose, but appear to belong here.’1 Their presence as now bound at this stage of the sketchbook affects its foliation sequence compared to Finberg’s numbering; see the concordance in the Introduction.
Finberg 1909, I, p.517.