Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Valley of the Arno

1819

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 × 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D16541
Turner Bequest CXCI 30

Catalogue entry

Finberg identified the subject of this sketch as the valley of the Arno, with the river winding through the centre of the composition towards open plain and distant mountains.1 Turner’s exact location is currently unidentified although it may be Fiesole, a town to the north-east of Florence.

Nicola Moorby
November 2010

1
Finberg 1909, p.568.

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