Joseph Mallord William Turner

Distant View of a Villa, Rome

1819

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 130 x 255 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D16479
Turner Bequest CXC 62 v

Catalogue entry

The subject of the sketch on this page is currently unidentified although it appears to depict a villa in Rome seen from a distance. The architectural feature in the background on the right might represent the Church of Trinità dei Monti above the Spanish Steps.

Nicola Moorby
June 2009

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