J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Sketch of the Ponte Nomentano, Rome 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Inside Front Cover:
Sketch of the Ponte Nomentano, Rome 1819
D41405
Turner Bequest
Pencil on white wove paper, 403 x 255 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil ‘Ponte della Livia’ top left, ascending left-hand edge
Inscribed in black ink ‘No.144 | [?Gio fireces]’ and initialled in pencil by the Executors of the Turner Bequest, Charles Lock Eastlake ‘C.L.E.’ and John Prescott Knight, ‘JPK’
Inscribed by unknown hands in pencil ‘L 14’ and ‘CLXXXVII’ top left and ‘Naples: Rome. C Studies | Rebound 1935 | Blank leaves inserted | indicating mounted drawings | AMH’ top right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
There is a rough pencil drawing inverted in the bottom left-hand corner of the sheet. This appears to depict the Ponte Nomentano, an ancient bridge in the Campagna to the north-east of Rome. For other sketches and a general discussion see folios 39 and 40 (D16127, D16128).

Nicola Moorby
March 2009

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Sketch of the Ponte Nomentano, Rome 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2009, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-sketch-of-the-ponte-nomentano-rome-r1132346, accessed 22 June 2018.