Joseph Mallord William Turner

Part of a View of Florence from near San Salvatore al Monte

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: 113 × 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D16591
Turner Bequest CXCI 63

Catalogue entry

This sketch represents part of a view of Florence continued from folio 62 verso (D16590). Turner’s viewpoint appears to be a location on the Monte alle Croci hill near the Church of San Salvatore al Monte, not as has been previously suggested San Miniato,1 or Santa Margherita a Montici,2 both of which are located too far south.

Nicola Moorby
January 2011

1
Finberg 1909, p.569.
2
Powell 1987, 204 note 18.

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