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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?The Outskirts of Bologna 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 25 Recto:
?The Outskirts of Bologna 1819
Turner Bequest CLXXVI 25
Pencil on white wove paper, 111 x 184 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘cl[... ?ford]’, ‘[?w...]’ and ‘[?crossing]’ below centre
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘25’ bottom right (now faint)
Stamped in black ‘CLXXVI – 25’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The setting is perhaps the western side of the roughly hexagonal former perimeter of Bologna’s city walls (since lost), looking south; the hills and buildings in the distance on the right are apparently the same as those shown on folio 26 recto (D14534). For general remarks on Bologna and Turner’s numerous views on adjacent pages, see under folio 24 recto (D14532).

Matthew Imms
March 2017

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘?The Outskirts of 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-outskirts-of-bologna-r1186269, accessed 26 January 2021.