Joseph Mallord William Turner

Three Sketches of Ariccia and one of the Church of Santa Maria di Galloro


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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Graphite on paper
Support: 189 × 113 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CLXXXII 86

Catalogue entry

Three of the sketches on this page depict distant views of Ariccia. The orientation of the dome and twin bell-towers of the Church of Santa Maria dell’Assunzione reveals that these must have been drawn from the Via Appia Nuova, the winding road which leaves the town towards Genzano. The view at the bottom, depicts the sanctuary of Santa Maria di Galloro, a church designed by Bernini which lies south-east of Ariccia, on that road. See also folios 87 and 88 (D15461 and D15463; Turner Bequest CLXXXII 86 and CLXXXII 87).
For a general discussion of Ariccia see folio 83 verso (D15455; Turner Bequest CLXXXII 82a).

Nicola Moorby
May 2008

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