Joseph Mallord William Turner

Two Views of the Mountains East of 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: 113 × 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D16521
Turner Bequest CXCI 19 a

Catalogue entry

Thomas Ashby identified the subject of these two landscape sketches as the mountains east of Rome.1 Turner’s viewpoint may be one of the upper storeys of the Villa Borghese palace, see folio 20 (D16522).

Nicola Moorby
November 2010

1
Thomas Ashby, unpublished notes, Turner Bequest Archive, Tate.

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