Joseph Mallord William Turner

St Peter’s, Rome, from the Vatican Walls near Torre San Giovanni

1819

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Crayon, graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 231 x 369 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D16341
Turner Bequest CLXXXIX 15

Display caption

This panoramic view across the city
shows the dominant and unmistakable form of Michelangelo's dome of St Peter's. Turner has added details in red crayon, and highlights which he created by rubbing through to the white paper beneath the grey ground.

Gallery label, September 2004

Catalogue entry

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