Joseph Mallord William Turner

View through Arches, 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: 114 × 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D16205
Turner Bequest CLXXXVIII 26 a

Catalogue entry

This view of the city through a loggia with arched openings and a stone balustrade is not conclusively identified. It may however, represent the Vatican loggia, as depicted by the artist in his oil painting, Rome, from the Vatican exhibited 1820 (Tate, N00503).1

Nicola Moorby
September 2008

1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, no.228.

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