Joseph Mallord William Turner

Views of the Harbour at Pesaro, with Sailing Boats

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
D14600
Turner Bequest CLXXVI 57 a

Catalogue entry

Both the upper and lower drawings continue across folio 62 recto opposite (D14601; Turner Bequest CLXXVI 58), where Turner inscribed the name of the Adriatic town, abut half way between Rimini and Ancona. The old harbour has undergone much modern development, so that the viewpoints are unclear.
For Cecilia Powell’s comments on the relatively uneventful phase of Turner’s journey between leaving Rimini and reaching Ancona (folios 61 recto–69 recto; D14599–D14613; Turner Bequest CLXXVI 57–65), see under D14599.1
1
See Powell 1984, pp.92, 466 note 108.
Technical notes:
A small hole towards the top left is presumably a manufacturing fault.

Matthew Imms
March 2017

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