Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Columns of San Lorenzo on the Corso di Porta Ticinese, Milan

1819

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 112 × 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D14343
Turner Bequest CLXXV 11

Catalogue entry

The Turner scholar C.F. Bell elaborated on Finberg’s 1909 Inventory entry (‘Roman Colonnade, San Lorenzo’): ‘Corso di Porta Ticinese, Milan’.1 The Roman colonnade known as the Colonne di San Lorenzo stands on the east side of the street, with the Basilica of San Lorenzo just beyond. Here Turner stands within the open structure, looking north, noting ‘16’ columns. The arch at the end survives, but the buildings on the right have been cleared leaving an open square in front of the church.
There is a view in the other direction from outside the colonnade on folio 10 recto (D14342). See under folio 2 recto (D14328) for other Milan views.
1
Undated MS note by C.F. Bell (died 1966) in copy of Finberg 1909, Tate Britain Prints and Drawings Room, I, p.512.
Verso:
Blank

Matthew Imms
March 2017

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