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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner View of Trofarello, near Montecalieri 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 13 Recto:
View of Trofarello, near Montecalieri 1819
D14168
Turner Bequest CLXXIV 12
Pencil on white wove paper, 111 x 186 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘284’ top right and ‘12’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CLXXIV 12’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch depicts Trofarello, a small town approximately five miles south of Turin, which Turner passed through en route to Montecalieri (see folio 17, Tate D14176; Turner Bequest CLXXIV 16). Visible in the centre of the drawing is the campanile of an eighteenth-century church, the Chiesetta di San Giuseppe. Turner’s viewpoint is from the east and visible in the distance are the distant Alps.

Nicola Moorby
December 2012

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘View of Trofarello, near Montecalieri 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, December 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2013, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-view-of-trofarello-near-montecalieri-r1142691, accessed 24 May 2024.