Joseph Mallord William Turner

Studies of Chimneys, Milan; and Two Figures

1820

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 98 × 128 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D16670
Turner Bequest CXCII 15 a

Catalogue entry

This page contains several studies of chimneys and other architectural features which Turner has recorded in an inscription as ‘Milanese’. The individual buildings have not been identified although many of the chimneys appear to be of the Renaissance style. For further sketches of Milan see the introduction to the sketchbook.
Also on the page is a small sketch of two figures carrying a large basket or bundle (bottom right-hand corner, inverted).

Nicola Moorby
April 2013

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