Joseph Mallord William Turner

Distant View of Ariccia

1819

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 × 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D15328
Turner Bequest CLXXXII 18 a

Catalogue entry

The rough nature of this landscape sketch makes the location difficult to identify but the shallow dome and adjacent twin towers visible in the centre suggest that this is a distant view of Ariccia with the Church of Santa Maria dell’Assunzione, looking back from the road towards Genzano and Lake Nemi. Similar compositions can be found on folios 87 and 87 verso (D15461 and D15462; Turner Bequest CLXXXII 86 and 86a). For a general discussion of Ariccia see folio 83 verso (D15454; Turner Bequest CLXXXII 82a).

Nicola Moorby
May 2008

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