Joseph Mallord William Turner

Notes by James Hakewill on Rome; and an Inscription by Turner

1819

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Pen and ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 × 88 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D13924
Turner Bequest CLXXI 35

Catalogue entry

This inscription by James Hakewill (1778–1843), represents advice to Turner on travelling in Italy in preparation for his first Italian tour of 1819 (see the introduction to the sketchbook). The text was first transcribed by Finberg,1 and is repeated here with minor variations:
Statue of Moses in the
Church of St. Peter Vincola
Inside of the Church of
S. Clementia
Church of St Martino
ai Monti new
Church & handsome
Statue of S. Cecilia in
the Church of the ^same^ name
Vatican & Capitol
museums
The text lists places of artistic interest in Rome including the Vatican and Capitoline museums which Turner explored in depth, see the Vatican Fragments sketchbook (Tate; Turner Bequest CLXXX). Hakewill’s list is continued from folio 35 verso (D13926) and other notes on Rome can be found on folios 13 verso–15 verso (D13882–D13886).

Nicola Moorby
March 2010

1
Finberg 1909, p.500.

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