Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin

On the Tiber near Ponte Molle

c.1794–8

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artists
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
Medium
Ink wash and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
None
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D36463
Turner Bequest CCCLXXIII 50

Catalogue entry

Compare the 1780 watercolour On the Tiber near Ponte Molle by John Robert Cozens (1752–1797) in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.1 Finberg transcribes C.F. Bell’s comment that this is an ‘exceedingly free rendering’ of Cozens’s subject.2 Another copy from a Cozens watercolour of 1780 is the view near the Porta Pinciana, Rome, on folio 49 recto (D36462).
1
Bell and Girtin 1935, p.43 no.133.
2
MS note, Tate catalogue files.
Verso:
Blank (laid down).

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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