Turner Bequest CCLXXX 161
Stamped in black ‘CCLXXX 161’ bottom right
All desolate! Groves, temples, palaces,
Swept from the sight; and nothing visible,
Amid the sulphurous vapours that exhale
As from a land accurst, save here and there
An empty tomb, a fragment like the limb
Of some dismembered giant.
And on the road, where once we might have met
Cæsar and Cato, and men more than kings,
We meet, none else, the pilgrim and the beggar.
Watermark ‘NotBleach’ [‘NotBleached’]
Stamped in black ‘CCLXXX 161’ centre left
How to cite
Meredith Gamer, ‘Campagna of Rome, for Rogers’s ‘Italy’ c.1826–7 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2006, revised by Nicola Moorby, June 2009, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www