Joseph Mallord William Turner

Fragments of Sculpture, ?Rome; and a Landscape with a Ruin

1819

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 161 x 101 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D15111
Turner Bequest CLXXX 4

Catalogue entry

Turner made dozens of pencil studies of works of art and antiquities in Rome, particularly in the Vatican and Capitoline Museums, as well as other collections throughout the city. This page contains several sketches of sculptural and architectural fragments although the source is currently unidentified.
At the bottom of the sheet is an inverted landscape sketch of an unidentified landmark. It appears to depict a square-shaped ruin with distant mountains.

Nicola Moorby
December 2009

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