Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca, Bologna, from the Arcade

1819

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 111 × 184 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D14552
Turner Bequest CLXXVI 32

Catalogue entry

The Turner scholar C.F. Bell annotated Finberg’s 1909 Inventory entry (‘View from [sic] Madonna di San Luca’): ‘arcades in foreground’.1 The view is from the lower stages of the long arcade, looking south-west in the direction of the Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca on the skyline.
For Cecilia Powell’s general comments on Turner’s views of Bologna from a distance and around the Sanctuary (folios 32 verso–39 recto; D14545–D14558; Turner Bequest CLXXVI 28a–35), see under D14545;2 for the arcade and the Sanctuary itself, under folio 42 recto (D14564; CLXXVI 38);3 and for Bologna in general and numerous views on adjacent pages, under folio 24 recto (D14532).

Matthew Imms
March 2017

1
Undated MS note by C.F. Bell (died 1966) in copy of Finberg 1909, Tate Britain Prints and Drawings Room, I, p.517.
2
See Powell 1984, pp.92, 466 note 110, and Powell 1987, pp.25, 202 note 46.
3
See also Powell 1984, pp.84–6.

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