Not on display
The Turner scholar C.F. Bell annotated Finberg’s 1909 Inventory entry (‘Part of the Cathedral, Milan’): ‘steps of West front’.1 The sculptures and high-relief panels at the western end of Milan Cathedral’s north side remain as carefully recorded here, although the buildings around the piazza have been much altered or replaced.
The group of figures on the steps and towards the bottom right may be taking part in a religious procession like the one Turner showed in the currently untraced watercolour Milan of about 1833,2 engraved in 1835 for Walter Scott’s Life of Napoleon (Tate impressions: T04741, T04742, T04976, T06268). See under folio 2 recto (D14328) for other Milan views.
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