Joseph Mallord William Turner

St Peter’s and the Villa Medici, Rome, from the Casino di Raffaello

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
D16235
Turner Bequest CLXXXVIII 44 a

Catalogue entry

The sketch depicts the view looking south-west towards the Pincian Hill from a point near the gardens of the Villa Borghese. Along the horizon on the left can be seen the Villa Medici and distant St Peter’s. The building visible in the foreground on the right is the Casino di Raffaello, see folio 44 verso (D16233; Turner Bequest CLXXXVIIII 43a). A similar view can be found on folio 44 (D16232; Turner Bequest CLXXXVIII 43).

Nicola Moorby
October 2008

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