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 13 Recto:
The Interior of Milan Cathedral 1819
Turner Bequest CLXXV 13
Pencil on white wove paper, 112 x 185 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘13’ top right and ‘300’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CLXXV 13’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The Turner scholar C.F. Bell annotated Finberg’s 1909 Inventory entry (‘Interior of Milan Cathedral’): ‘South aisle looking East’.1 The tracery above the crossing is seen through the forest of Gothic pillars at the centre. There is a similar study on folio 12 recto (D14344).
See under folio 2 recto (D14328), showing the west front of the cathedral, for other Milan views.
Undated MS note by C.F. Bell (died 1966) in copy of Finberg 1909, Tate Britain Prints and Drawings Room, I, p.512.

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-r1186458, accessed 20 May 2024.