Joseph Mallord William Turner

View of the Porta Pinciana, Rome, near the Gardens of the Villa Borghese

1819

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
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
D16231
Turner Bequest CLXXXVIII 42 a

Catalogue entry

This sketch depicts a view of the Via Pinciana, the road which runs in between the gardens of the Villa Borghese and the Aurelian walls. The two towers represent the Porta Pinciana, a gate near the south-eastern perimeter of the Borghese Gardens (see also folios 42 verso and 43, D16229–30; Turner Bequest 41a and 42).

Nicola Moorby
January 2009

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