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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Valley of the Musone, near Loreto; and two Distant Views of Recanati 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 11 Verso:
The Valley of the Musone, near Loreto; and two Distant Views of Recanati 1819
D14674
Turner Bequest CLXXVII 11 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 110 x 186 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil and ‘[?olives]’ within landscape sketch bottom centre
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner made a number of sketches in and around Loreto, a city approximately fourteen miles south of Ancona, see folio 10 (D14671). These three landscapes were all drawn from the same location on the road to the south-west of Loreto, but looking in different directions. The view in the lower part of the page shows the valley of the River Musone, with the Adriatic Sea in the background. Meanwhile, the two sketches at the top depict distant views of Recanati, a hilltop town approximately three miles south-west of Loreto. Visible in the foreground of the right-hand prospect is the aqueduct which stretches across the valley between the two locations, see folio 12 verso (D14676).
The building on the far right-hand side of the page belongs to the view on the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 12 (D14675).

Nicola Moorby
November 2008

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘The Valley of the Musone, near Loreto; and two Distant Views of Recanati 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, November 2008, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-the-valley-of-the-musone-near-loreto-and-two-distant-views-r1138836, accessed 29 January 2022.