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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Part of a View of Florence from near San Salvatore al Monte 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 63 Recto:
Part of a View of Florence from near San Salvatore al Monte 1819
D16591
Turner Bequest CXCI 63
Pencil on white wove paper, 113 x 189 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil ‘River [... ]’ bottom left
Inscribed by ?John Ruskin in red ink ‘63’ bottom right [very faint]
Stamped in black ‘CXCI 63’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch represents part of a view of Florence continued from folio 62 verso (D16590). Turner’s viewpoint appears to be a location on the Monte alle Croci hill near the Church of San Salvatore al Monte, not as has been previously suggested San Miniato,1 or Santa Margherita a Montici,2 both of which are located too far south.

Nicola Moorby
January 2011

1
Finberg 1909, p.569.
2
Powell 1987, 204 note 18.

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Part of a View of Florence from near San Salvatore al Monte 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, January 2011, 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-part-of-a-view-of-florence-from-near-san-salvatore-al-monte-r1138484, accessed 05 March 2021.