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Travelling in Italy during Turner's lifetime

Balzaretti, Ross; Piana, Pietro; Watkins, Charles


Pietro Piana


The number of British travellers to Italy in search of health, education and increasingly leisure grew substantially during Turner’s lifetime. Like Turner, travellers recorded their observations in journals and diaries, and some turned their experiences into printed books and guidebooks. This essay examines this material and provides a vivid insight into the rich environment that shaped Turner’s artistic development.


Balzaretti, R., Piana, P., & Watkins, C. (2015). Travelling in Italy during Turner's lifetime

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Publication Date Oct 19, 2015
Deposit Date Nov 5, 2015
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Additional Information This research article is part of a larger work, "J.M.W. Turner: sketchbooks, drawings and watercolours" (ISBN: 9781849763868), which is "a growing catalogue of the many thousands of original works on paper in Tate's collection, drawn mainly from Turner's bequest of his collection to the nation" (see