Joseph Mallord William Turner

Interior of the Duomo, Florence

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 x 113 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D16564
Turner Bequest CXCI 45 a

Catalogue entry

The details on this page are very sparse and schematic but they appear to represent a rough study of the interior of the Duomo of Florence (also known as the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore). The building, principally designed by Filippo Brunelleschi (1377–1446), is notable for the austerity of the interior. This drawing depicts a view from the nave looking towards the arches of one of the side aisles with a row of round windows at the level of the clerestory. For a more detailed view see folio 46 (D16565).

Nicola Moorby
December 2010

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