Joseph Mallord William Turner

Two Sketches of Distant Buildings, ?Including the Villa Medici, Rome

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 × 110 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D14831
Turner Bequest CLXXVII 91 a

Catalogue entry

The subjects of these two sketches are not conclusively identified although the lower composition may represent a distant view of the Villa Medici in Rome, seen from the northern approach to the city.

Nicola Moorby
November 2008

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