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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Two Sketches including One of the Walls of Florence 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 58 Verso:
Two Sketches including One of the Walls of Florence 1819
D16582
Turner Bequest CXCI 58 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 189 x 113 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil ‘F[?...] [?Luccano]’ top right and ‘Wall of Florence’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page contains two distinct sketches. According to an inscription by Turner the sketch at the bottom of the sheet depicts part of the old city walls of Florence with a fortified tower. The subject of the upper drawing is currently unidentified although it appears to represent a study of a building.

Nicola Moorby
January 2010

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Two Sketches including One of the Walls of Florence 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, January 2010, 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-two-sketches-including-one-of-the-walls-of-florence-r1138475, accessed 09 March 2021.