Joseph Mallord William Turner

View of Rome from ?San Pietro in Montorio

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
D15448
Turner Bequest CLXXXII 79

Catalogue entry

The details of this sketch are very rough but the proximity of the page to other views of Rome from the Janiculum Hill suggests a similar subject. The composition appears to represent the view looking south towards the River Tiber and the Aventine Hill, possibly from the Church of San Pietro in Montorio (see folio 80 verso, D15449; Turner Bequest CLXXXII 79a). For further sketches from the Janiculum see folio 39 verso–40 (D15369–D15370).

Nicola Moorby
May 2008

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