Joseph Mallord William TurnerThe Temples of Saturn and Vespasian in the Forum, Rome 1819

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Artist
Title
The Temples of Saturn and Vespasian in the Forum, Rome
From Albano, Nemi, Rome Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CLXXXII
Date 1819
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 113 x 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D15361
Turner Bequest CLXXXII 35 a
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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 35 Verso:
The Temples of Saturn and Vespasian in the Forum, Rome 1819
D15361
Turner Bequest CLXXXII 35 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 113 x 189 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Standing in the Roman Forum at a point near to the western face of the Arch of Septimius Severus, Turner has drawn the view looking square on towards the eight surviving Ionic columns of the Temple of Saturn. On the right are the three columns of the ruined Temple of Vespasian.
For a general discussion of the Temples and Turner’s depictions of the Forum see folio 32 (D15355).

Nicola Moorby
May 2008

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