This colour study has much in common with a of 'Arona, Lago Maggiore'. Like the view of 'Florence', this was a subject for the 'Keepsake'. Charles Heath seems originally to have intended Turner's watercolours to contribute to a project containing Italian scenery in a publication similar in scope to that of the ' Views in England and Wales', upon which both he and Turner were then engaged.
Gallery label, August 2004
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