Turner Bequest CLXXX 11
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘110’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CLXXX 11’ bottom right
The sketch in the top left-hand corner depicts an unidentified gravestone, inscribed with the Latin text ‘DIS MANIBIS | LIVI [...]’.
The sculptural relief from the right-hand side of the monument depicting two figures in a cutler’s shop.3
A general three-quarter view of the monument, including the Latin inscription from the front which the artist has transcribed as ‘I CORNELIUS | ATIMETVS | SIBIET . LCORNELLO | ERAS HRAELIB | BENEMENTI | CERISQ LIBERTIS | LIB . POSTERISQUE | FORUM’.
The sculptural relief from the left-hand side of the monument depicting two figures in a blacksmith’s forge.4
How to cite
Nicola Moorby, ‘Studies of Sculptural Fragments and Reliefs from the Vatican Museums, Including the Funerary Altar of L. Cornelius Atimetus and L. Cornelius Epaphra 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, November 2009, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www