Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Porta Praetoria, Aosta

1836

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 104 × 148 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D29353
Turner Bequest CCXCIV 76

Catalogue entry

This sketch of the Porta Praetoria at Aosta occupies a gap that evidently remained in a sequence of views of St Pierre entered in the sketchbook as a continuous series. Turner must have missed a page and then filled it in with this sketch soon afterwards. Other sketches hereabouts are from later in the tour when Turner was working on the blank versos.
Verso:
Blank

David Hill
June 2010

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