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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Two Views from the road leaving Loreto, including the Aqueduct outside Recanati 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 14 Verso:
Two Views from the road leaving Loreto, including the Aqueduct outside Recanati 1819
D14680
Turner Bequest CLXXVII 14 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 110 x 186 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
After visiting the city of Loreto, Turner’s route took him south-west towards the Apennine Mountains. These two landscapes depict views from the road south of Loreto looking towards Recanati, a small hill town approximately three miles away. In the foreground of the uppermost sketch can be seen a sixteenth-century aqueduct which stretched across the valley between the two locations and which supplied water from the mountains to Loreto. Built by Giovanni Fontana and Carlo Maderno during the papacy of Paul V (1552–1621), its remains can still be seen today to the left of the road leaving Loreto, see folio 12 verso (D14676).

Nicola Moorby
November 2008

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Two Views from the road leaving Loreto, including the Aqueduct outside 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-two-views-from-the-road-leaving-loreto-including-the-r1138842, accessed 21 May 2022.