The drawing continues across folio 41 recto opposite (D14562; Turner Bequest CLXXVI 37), where Turner noted the subject. The Turner scholar C.F. Bell annotated Finberg’s 1909 Inventory entry (‘“Plains of Lombardy” in distance’): ‘View from the Madonna di San Luca’.1 The viewpoint appears to be west of the hill-top Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca, looking north-west; the prospect is now obscured by trees along the Via di San Luca.
Undated MS note by C.F. Bell (died 1966) in copy of Finberg 1909, Tate Britain Prints and Drawings Room, I, p.518.
See also Cecilia Powell, ‘Turner on Classic Ground: His Visits to Central and Southern Italy and Related Paintings and Drawings’, unpublished Ph.D thesis, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London 1984, pp.84–6.