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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Porta Ticinese, Milan, with the Ponte del Trofeo, Campanile of Sant'Eustorgio, Spire of the Cathedral and Cupola of San Lorenzo 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 8 Verso:
The Porta Ticinese, Milan, with the Ponte del Trofeo, Campanile of Sant’Eustorgio, Spire of the Cathedral and Cupola of San Lorenzo 1819
D14339
Turner Bequest CLXXV 8a
Pencil on white wove paper, 112 x 185 mm
Partial watermark ‘Al | 18’
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The Turner scholar C.F. Bell annotated Finberg’s 1909 Inventory entry (‘Various buildings’): ‘Distant view of cupola of Duomo Milan’.1 This is a brief extension of the view from the Ponte del Trofeo near the Porta Ticinese on folio 9 recto opposite (D14340), here showing the Cupola of San Lorenzo2 to the north-north-east and the crossing spire of Milan Cathedral beyond to the north-east. Both are now obscured by trees and later developments from this angle.
See under folio 2 recto (D14328) for other Milan views.

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.512.
2
Crimi 2007, p.39 note 56; see also undated notes by Ian Warrell in Tate catalogue files.

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘The Porta Ticinese, Milan, with the Ponte del Trofeo, Campanile of Sant’Eustorgio, Spire of the Cathedral and Cupola of San Lorenzo 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-porta-ticinese-milan-with-the-ponte-del-trofeo-campanile-r1186452, accessed 24 May 2024.