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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Interior of Milan Cathedral 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 12 Recto:
The Interior of Milan Cathedral 1819
D14344
Turner Bequest CLXXV 12
Pencil on white wove paper, 112 x 185 mm
Partial watermark ‘Al | 18’
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘12’ top right and ‘300’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CLXXV 12’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The slightness of some of the details here makes determining the orientation of Turner’s view through the forest of Gothic pillars in Milan Cathedral uncertain. There is a similar study on folio 13 recto (D14345).
See under folio 2 recto (D14328), showing the west front of the cathedral, for other Milan views.
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Matthew Imms
March 2017

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘The Interior of Milan Cathedral 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-interior-of-milan-cathedral-r1186457, accessed 20 May 2024.