Joseph Mallord William Turner
Three Sketches, Including the ?Aurelian Walls, Rome 1819

Artwork details

Three Sketches, Including the ?Aurelian Walls, Rome
From Albano, Nemi, Rome Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CLXXXII
Date 1819
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 189 x 113 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CLXXXII 70
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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

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