Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Gardens of the Villa Borghese, Rome

1819

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 x 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D16303
Turner Bequest CLXXXVIII 79 a

Catalogue entry

Although the location of this sketch has not been conclusively identified, the details of the landscape containing a mixture of trees, buildings and an ornamental vase, and similarities to another series of sketches on folios 62–63 (D16267–D16270; Turner Bequest 61–62) suggests that the subject may be the gardens of the Villa Borghese, Rome. The same vase also appears in the view on the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 81 (D16304; Turner Bequest CLXXXVIII 80). For a general discussion of the Borghese Gardens see folio 62 (D16267; Turner Bequest CLXXXVIII 61).

Nicola Moorby
January 2009

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