Joseph Mallord William Turner

Three Views of Rome, with ?Monte Mario and St Peter’s

1819

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 x 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D16516
Turner Bequest CXCI 17

Catalogue entry

The details on this page are too rough to be conclusively identified, however, they appear to depict three general views of Rome. The tree-lined hill in the centre of the upper sketch may represent Monte Mario, whilst the large dome visible in the lower vista may be St Peter’s. Turner’s viewpoint may be one of the upper storeys of the Villa Borghese palace, see folio 20 (D16522).

Nicola Moorby
November 2010

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