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

Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin Rome: A Wall with Trees Overhanging a Street near the Porta Pinciana c.1794-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
Folio 49 Recto:
Rome: A Wall with Trees Overhanging a Street near the Porta Pinciana c.1794–8
D36462
Turner Bequest CCCLXXIII 49
Pencil with grey and grey-blue wash on white wove paper, 260 x 189 mm mounted on white cartridge paper, 495 x 363 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Inscribed in pencil ‘49’ on mount, bottom right, descending vertically
Inscribed by A.J. Finberg in pencil ‘(near the Porta Pinciana, Rome | Cozens’s finished drawing [‘dated 1780’ inserted above] in possessn of T. Girtin, Esqr) | AJF. 5/05.’ on mount, bottom left
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXXIII – 49’ on mount, bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Compare the watercolour painted by John Robert Cozens (1752–1797) for Ozias Humphry (1742–1810) in 1780.1 For another copy from a 1780 watercolour by Cozens see folio 50 recto (D36463).
The work is mounted with the album page turned vertically.
1
Bell and Girtin 1935, p.42 no.118.
Verso:
Blank (laid down).

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Rome: A Wall with Trees Overhanging a Street near the Porta Pinciana c.1794–8 by Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin’, catalogue entry, April 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-thomas-girtin-rome-a-wall-with-trees-overhanging-a-street-r1140634, accessed 02 September 2014.