Joseph Mallord William Turner

View from the Fontana dell’Acqua Acetosa, Rome, with the Ponte Molle and the Torre Lazzaroni

1819

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 255 × 403 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D16139
Turner Bequest CLXXXVII 51

Catalogue entry

A large number of studies from the Naples: Rome C. Studies sketchbook represent variant views of the Roman Campagna, the area of countryside encircling the outskirts of the Eternal City (Tate D16122–D16139; Turner Bequest CLXXXVII 34–51). This sketch depicts a view of the landscape to the north of Rome from a point near the Fontana dell’Acqua Acetosa, a seventeenth century fountain designed by Andrea Sacchi which stands near the banks of the Tiber to the west of Monte Parioli. To the right, the river winds its way upstream through the Campagna to the distant mountains, whilst on the left it snakes downstream towards the Torre Lazzaroni and the Ponte Molle.
Verso:
Blank, save for inscription by an unknown hand in pencil ‘[?M]’ bottom right, ascending right-hand edge.

Nicola Moorby
April 2009

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