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
D14611
Turner Bequest CLXXVI 64

Catalogue entry

The drawing continues across folio 67 verso opposite (D14610; Turner Bequest CLXXVI 63a). Senigállia, on the Adriatic Coast north-west of Ancona is seen from the valley of the River Misa, looking south with the imposing Rocca Roveresca fortress in the foreground, under which Turner has rather shakily inscribed the town’s name, perhaps whilst in a moving carriage.
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

Matthew Imms
March 2017

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

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