Joseph Mallord William Turner

Part of a View from Monte Testaccio, Rome

1819

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 x 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D16498
Turner Bequest CXCI 8

Catalogue entry

Turner made a series of drawings from the high vantage point of Monte Testaccio, an artificial hill in southern Rome constructed from a Roman pottery dump, see folios 6 verso–8 verso (D16495–D16499). This sketch records part of the view looking south. The rest of the drawing continues on the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 7 verso (D16497).

Nicola Moorby
February 2009

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