Joseph Mallord William Turner

Part of a View of Tivoli, with the So-Called Temple of Vesta; and Two Sketches of the River Aniene

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: 186 × 112 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D15046
Turner Bequest CLXXIX 64

Catalogue entry

The left-hand side of this page contains part of a view of Tivoli which has spilled over from the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 63 verso (D15046). The sketch depicts the houses lining the banks of the River Aniene as it flows towards the so-called Temple of Vesta.
There are two further sketches on this sheet, drawn with the sketchbook held vertically. These appear to be views of the River Aniene, possibly looking respectively up- and down-river.

Nicola Moorby
February 2010

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