Attributed to Joseph Mallord William Turner Tivoli and the Roman Campagna (after Wilson) c.1798

Artwork details

Artist
Attributed to Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Title
Tivoli and the Roman Campagna (after Wilson)
Date c.1798
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 724 x 965 mm
frame: 806 x 1035 x 49 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
N05512
Not on display

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Turner was a great admirer of Richard Wilson: the first British painter to combine a close attention to nature with lessons learnt from the seventeenth-century masters, Claude Lorrain, Nicolas Poussin, and Gaspard Dughet. This painting is based on a picture by Wilson that exists in a number of versions. Turner’s work omits some features that appear in the Wilson, making Turner’s copy more of a direct representation of the view, though he does retain the large rocks that seem to have been introduced into the foreground by Wilson.

April 2007

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