Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Villa amongst Trees, near Monte Mario, Rome

1819

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 x 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D16172
Turner Bequest CLXXXVIII 8 a

Catalogue entry

This sketch forms the left-hand side of a distant view of St Peter’s from the north-west which continues on the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 9 (D16173). The building partially hidden amongst the trees at the top is currently unidentified but it may represent a villa on the slopes of Monte Mario, or within the area of pine wood at the foot of the hill known as the Pineta Sacchetti.

Nicola Moorby
September 2008

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