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

Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin View from the Villa d'Este at Tivoli towards Monte Celio c.1795-7

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
View from the Villa d’Este at Tivoli towards Monte Celio c.1795–7
D36540
Turner Bequest CCCLXXV 19
Pencil and grey and blue wash on white wove paper, 281 x 425 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXXV – 19’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Provenance:
Probably commissioned by Dr Thomas Monro
Monro’s posthumous sale, Christie’s, London, 26–28 June and 1–2 July 1833 (day and lot number not known)
Bought by or on behalf of Turner
The pencil work is by Girtin. This was copied from a sketch or watercolour, probably by John Robert Cozens (1752–1797).
Verso:
Inscribed, probably by Thomas Girtin, in pencil ‘Villa d’Este’; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘View from the Villa d’Este at Tivoli towards Monte Celio c.1795–7 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-view-from-the-villa-deste-at-tivoli-towards-r1141267, accessed 01 August 2014.