Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin

Rome: The Temple of Vesta

c.1795–7

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Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 239 x 328 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D36531
Turner Bequest CCCLXXV 10

Catalogue entry

Provenance:
Probably commissioned by Dr Thomas Monro
Monro’s posthumous sale, Christie’s, London, 26–28 June and 1–2 July 1833 (day and lot number not known)
Bought by or on behalf of Turner
The pencil work is by Girtin. This was probably copied from a sketch by John Robert Cozens (1752–1797).
Verso:
Inscribed by ?Thomas Girtin ‘Temple of Vesta / Grey’ and in a later hand ‘112’.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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