This view of Florence looks up-river (east) from the Lungarno Soderini on the southern bank of the Arno.1 Visible in the middle distance are the tower of the Palazzo Vecchio and the covered arches of the historic Ponte Vecchio, whilst nearest to the foreground is the Ponte Carraia. As Turner has noted within his drawing, the latter bridge has five arches spanning the river. The crossing which lies in between Ponte Carraia and Ponte Vecchio, the Ponte Santa Trinita, is largely obscured in this view but appears in a sketch of a similar vista, see folio 40 verso (D16558).
First identified by Powell 1984, p.431.
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