Joseph Mallord William Turner

Ruined Aqueduct at Ponte degli Arci, near Tivoli

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: 112 × 186 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D15086
Turner Bequest CLXXIX 83 a

Catalogue entry

This page contains rough sketches of the river valley to the south-east of Tivoli. The largest view depicts one of the ruined sections of Roman aqueduct which stand at Ponte degli Arci, on the Via Empolitana towards Castel Madama. Related studies can be seen on folios 85–85 verso (D15087–D15088). The smaller sketch in the bottom right-hand corner may represent the fourteenth-century fortress at Tivoli, the Rocca Pia.

Nicola Moorby
February 2010

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