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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Senigállia, with the Rocca Roveresca 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 67 Verso:
Senigállia, with the Rocca Roveresca 1819
Turner Bequest CLXXVI 63a
Pencil on white wove paper, 111 x 184 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The drawing continues across folio 68 recto opposite (D14611; Turner Bequest CLXXVI 64). Senigállia, on the Adriatic Coast north-west of Ancona is seen from near a bridge on the River Misa, looking south with the Rocca Roveresca fortress in the foreground on the other page, which Turner inscribed with the town’s name.
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
There is a slight view apparently labelled ‘Senigallia’ in the contemporary Route to Rome sketchbook (Tate D13862; Turner Bequest CLXXI 2a), along with figure studies inscribed in the same way (Tate D13908, D13912; Turner Bequest CLXXI 26a, 28a).

Matthew Imms
March 2017

See Powell 1984, pp.92, 466 note 108.

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Senigállia, with the Rocca Roveresca 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-senigallia-with-the-rocca-roveresca-r1186346, accessed 20 January 2021.