Joseph Mallord William Turner

View of Tivoli from Monte Catillo, with a Distant View of the Montes Corniculani

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
D15083
Turner Bequest CLXXIX 82

Catalogue entry

This rough sketch appears to depict a view of Tivoli from Monte Catillo in the east, with the campanile of the Cathedral (Duomo) of San Lorenzo and the distant conical peaks of the Montes Corniculani (Horned Mountains), crowned by the villages of Montecelio and Sant’Angelo Romano.1 A related view can be found in the Naples: Rome C. Studies sketchbook (Tate D16119; Turner Bequest CLXXXVII 31).

Nicola Moorby
February 2010

1
See Thomas Ashby, ‘Turner at Tivoli’, Burlington Magazine, vol.25, no.136, July 1914, p.242.

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