Joseph Mallord William Turner

St Peter’s and the Villa Medici, Rome, from near the Gardens of the Villa Borghese

1819

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 x 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D16232
Turner Bequest CLXXXVIII 43

Catalogue entry

The sketch depicts the view looking south-west towards Villa Medici and the distant dome of St Peter’s from a point near the Porta Pinciana and the gardens of the Villa Borghese. The building in the bottom right-hand corner appears to be the Casino di Raffaello, the subject of a sketch on the following page, see folio 44 verso (D16233; Turner Bequest CLXXXVIII 43a). A similar view can be found on folio 45 verso (D16235; Turner Bequest CLXXXVIII 44a).

Nicola Moorby
October 2008

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