Joseph Mallord William Turner

Under the Portico of the Pantheon, Rome

1819

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 x 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D16209
Turner Bequest CLXXXVIII 29

Catalogue entry

Turner’s viewpoint for this sketch is inside the eastern end of the portico of the Pantheon, looking out towards the Piazza della Rotonda. The front of the portico is comprised of eight Corinthian columns in grey granite with pairs of red granite columns set at intervals behind.
For a general discussion of the Pantheon see folio 29 (D16208; Turner Bequest, CLXXXVIII 28). Another sketch of the portico can be found of folio 65 (D16272; Turner Bequest CLXXXVIII 64).

Nicola Moorby
September 2008

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