Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin

View from the Villa d’Este at Tivoli towards Monte Celio

c.1795–7

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Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 281 x 425 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D36540
Turner Bequest CCCLXXV 19

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 copied from a sketch or watercolour, probably by John Robert Cozens (1752–1797).
Verso:
Inscribed, probably by Thomas Girtin, in pencil ‘Villa d’Este’; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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