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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner The Apennine Mountains from the Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca, Bologna 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 39 Verso:
The Apennine Mountains from the Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca, Bologna 1819
D14559
Turner Bequest CLXXVI 35a
Pencil on white wove paper, 111 x 184 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The Turner scholar C.F. Bell annotated Finberg’s 1909 Inventory entry (‘Lake (or river) among mountains. (Probably view of the Apennines from San Luca)’, crossing out ‘Probably’.1 The drawing, looking south to the Apennines from the vicinity of the Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca south-west of Bologna, continues across folio 40 recto opposite (D14560; Turner Bequest CLXXVI 36). This half appears to correspond to the lower register of a two-part drawing in that direction on folio 35 verso (D14551; CLXXVI 31a).
For the Sanctuary itself, under folio 42 recto (D14564; CLXXVI 38);2 and for Bologna in general and numerous views on adjacent pages, under folio 24 recto (D14532).

Matthew Imms
March 2017

1
Undated MS note by C.F. Bell (died 1966) in copy of Finberg 1909, Tate Britain Prints and Drawings Room, I, p.517.
2
See also Cecilia Powell, ‘Turner on Classic Ground: His Visits to Central and Southern Italy and Related Paintings and Drawings’, unpublished Ph.D thesis, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London 1984, pp.84–6.

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘The Apennine Mountains from the Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca, Bologna 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-the-apennine-mountains-from-the-sanctuary-of-the-madonna-di-r1186295, accessed 29 February 2020.