Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Cathedral at Frascati, from the Villa Aldobrandini

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: 113 × 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D15351
Turner Bequest CLXXXII 30

Catalogue entry

Cecilia Powell has identified this sketch as a view of Frascati from the Villa Aldobrandini (also known as the Villa Belvedere). Clearly visible are the two towers flanking the façade of the Cathedral, the Basilica of St Peter the Apostle. Turner drew the vista again on the next two double-page spreads, see folios 30 verso–31, and 31 verso–32 (D15352–D15353 and D15354–D15355).

Nicola Moorby
May 2008

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