Joseph Mallord William Turner

Part of a Sketch of Piazza San Carlo, Turin

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: 111 × 186 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D14205
Turner Bequest CLXXIV 30 a

Catalogue entry

This page contains a continuation of the composition on the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 32 (D14206; Turner Bequest CLXXIV 31). The subject of the sketch is a view of the Piazza San Carlo in Turin and, as Turner’s inscription in the bottom right-hand corner indicates, the artist’s viewpoint is the corner of the square which intersects with the Contrada di San Filippo, a street now known as Via Maria Vittoria. This side of the drawing includes figures standing beside a covered market stall.

Nicola Moorby
December 2012

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