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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin Florence from the Cascine c.1795-7

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
Florence from the Cascine c.1795–7
Turner Bequest CCCLXXV 4
Pencil and grey and grey-blue wash on white wove paper, 165 x 230 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXXV – 4’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Probably commissioned by Dr Thomas Monro
Monro’s posthumous sale, Christie’s, London, 26–28 June and 1–2 July 1833 (day and lot number not known)
Bought by or on behalf of Turner
The pencil work is by Girtin. This was copied from a sketch by John Robert Cozens (1752–1797) in Beckford Sketchbook VI, p.3, inscribed ‘Near the Cascines’ and dated Sept 21 1783 (Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, D1975.9.3).1
Bell and Girtin 1935, p.74 under no.385, pl.XXXa; Charles Nugent, British Watercolours in the Whitworth Art Gallery, the University of Manchester: A Summary Catalogue of Drawings and Watercolours by Artists Born before 1880, London and Manchester 2003, p.101.
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Florence from the Cascine c.1795–7 by Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin’, catalogue entry, April 2012, 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-thomas-girtin-florence-from-the-cascine-r1141258, accessed 21 July 2024.