Joseph Mallord William Turner

View of St Peter’s and the Vatican, Rome, from the South

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
D15442
Turner Bequest CLXXXII 75 a

Catalogue entry

The subject of this sketch is a view looking north towards St Peter’s and the Vatican. Turner’s location is not conclusively identified although it appears to have been a point on the Via delle Fornaci to the west of the Janiculum Hill. The composition continues on the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 77 (D15443; Turner Bequest CLXXXII 76).

Nicola Moorby
May 2008

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