Joseph Mallord William Turner

Santo Spirito from the Boboli Gardens, 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: 113 × 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D16575
Turner Bequest CXCI 53

Catalogue entry

As Cecilia Powell first identified the subject of this view is the Church of Santo Spirito in Florence, seen from the Boboli Gardens to the south-east.1 Turner’s vista looks in the direction of the River Arno with the tall pointed campanile and dome of Santo Spirito dominating the right-hand middle distance. Visible beyond is a second dome belonging to the Church of San Frediano in Cestello, whilst rising on the far left-hand side is the hill of Bellosguardo. Separate studies of an unknown building appear in the bottom left-hand corner. For further studies of the Boboli Gardens see folio 50 verso (D16570).
1
Powell 1984, p.430.
Verso:
Blank

Nicola Moorby
January 2011

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