Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Ponte del Salvatore, Terracina

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: 122 × 197 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D15589
Turner Bequest CLXXXIV 18

Catalogue entry

Comparison with historic topographic prints suggests that this sketch of a single arched bridge beside a tower depicts the Ponte del Salvatore in Terracina.1 Visible in the distance is the heights of Monte Sant’Angelo with the distinctive promontory of the Pisco Montano, see folio 18 verso (D15590).

Nicola Moorby
April 2010

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