Joseph Mallord William Turner

Four Views of Florence and Fiesole

1819

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 189 × 113 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D16619
Turner Bequest CXCI 79 a

Catalogue entry

This page contains four distinct landscape sketches. As Cecilia Powell identified the central two vistas depict Florence seen from the north-east, on the road to, or at, Fiesole.1 Further sketches from Fiesole can be found on folios 30 verso, 31, 74–78, 79, 84 (D16542, D16543, D16608–D16616, D16618, D16627). The remaining two studies are not conclusively identified but appear to represent villas on the slopes of the Fiesole hill from the River Mugnone.

Nicola Moorby
February 2011

1
Powell 1984, p.431.

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