Joseph Mallord William Turner

The 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
D14338
Turner Bequest CLXXV 8

Catalogue entry

As Federico Crimi and Ian Warrell have recognised, the subject is the Porta Ticinese,1 which stands on the south-western side of central Milan, facing the modern Piazza Ventiquattro Maggio. The free-standing Ionic neoclassical structure is shown from the south-east, with the arches of the further of its flanking pavilions beyond and the corner of the nearer to the right.
There is a view from the other direction of folio 9 recto (D14340). See under folio 2 recto (D14328) for other Milan views.
1
Crimi 2007, p.39 note 56, and undated note by Warrell in Tate catalogue files.
Technical notes:
There is a prominent finger print at the bottom centre.

Matthew Imms
March 2017

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