Joseph Mallord William Turner

Senigállia, with the Rocca Roveresca

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 × 184 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D14610
Turner Bequest CLXXVI 63 a

Catalogue entry

The drawing continues across folio 68 recto opposite (D14611; Turner Bequest CLXXVI 64). Senigállia, on the Adriatic Coast north-west of Ancona is seen from near a bridge on the River Misa, looking south with the Rocca Roveresca fortress in the foreground on the other page, which Turner inscribed with the town’s name.
For Cecilia Powell’s comments on the relatively uneventful phase of Turner’s journey between leaving Rimini and reaching Ancona (folios 61 recto–69 recto; D14599–D14613; Turner Bequest CLXXVI 57–65), see under D14599.1
There is a slight view apparently labelled ‘Senigallia’ in the contemporary Route to Rome sketchbook (Tate D13862; Turner Bequest CLXXI 2a), along with figure studies inscribed in the same way (Tate D13908, D13912; Turner Bequest CLXXI 26a, 28a).

Matthew Imms
March 2017

1
See Powell 1984, pp.92, 466 note 108.

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