J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Buildings with ?Columns, with Figures or Statues in Front, Probably in or near Milan 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 17 Recto:
Buildings with ?Columns, with Figures or Statues in Front, Probably in or near Milan 1819
D14349
Turner Bequest CLXXV 17
Pencil on white wove paper, 112 x 185 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘17’ top right and ‘300’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CLXXV 17’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The slightness of the main drawing precludes easy identification. There seem to be columns on the right, while the four isolated and regularly spaced figures suggest statues rather than gesturing figures. The study of ruins or buildings under construction on folio 16 recto (D14348) may be related.
Towards the outer edge, with the page turned vertically, buildings are shown on a hillside with distant peaks beyond.
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Matthew Imms
March 2017

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Buildings with ?Columns, with Figures or Statues in Front, Probably in or near Milan 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2017, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, July 2017, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-buildings-with-columns-with-figures-or-statues-in-front-r1186462, accessed 20 May 2024.