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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Four Landscape Sketches from the Road between Rome and Florence, including One near ?Foligno 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 1 Recto:
Four Landscape Sketches from the Road between Rome and Florence, including One near ?Foligno 1819
D16486
Turner Bequest CXCI 1
Pencil on white wove paper, 189 x 113 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil ‘S. to [?Foligno]’ and ‘St [?M ...]’ within sketches
Stamped in black ‘CXCI 1’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The four sketches on this page depict mountainous landscape views taken from various points on the road between Rome and Florence. The details are too rough to be identified but an inscription near the top of the sheet suggests that one scene at least represents a view near Foligno, a town in Umbria approximately fifteen miles south-east of Perugia.

Nicola Moorby
November 2010

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Four Landscape Sketches from the Road between Rome and Florence, including One near ?Foligno 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, November 2010, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-four-landscape-sketches-from-the-road-between-rome-and-r1138379, accessed 26 April 2019.