Joseph Mallord William Turner

Three Sketches, Including the ?Aurelian Walls, Rome

1819

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

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 189 x 113 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D15431
Turner Bequest CLXXXII 70

Catalogue entry

This page contains three sketches. The subjects are currently unidentified although the central and lower view possibly depict sections of the Aurelian Walls in Rome. The study at the top appears to represent a palace or villa and Turner’s inscription suggests it has some connection to the Villa d’Este in Tivoli. A further sketch of the same building appears on folio 70 (D15429; Turner Bequest CLXXXII 69).

Nicola Moorby
April 2009

Read full Catalogue entry

You might like