J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Villa amongst Trees, near Monte Mario, Rome 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 8 Verso:
A Villa amongst Trees, near Monte Mario, Rome 1819
D16172
Turner Bequest CLXXXVIII 8 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 189 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch forms the left-hand side of a distant view of St Peter’s from the north-west which continues on the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 9 (D16173). The building partially hidden amongst the trees at the top is currently unidentified but it may represent a villa on the slopes of Monte Mario, or within the area of pine wood at the foot of the hill known as the Pineta Sacchetti.

Nicola Moorby
September 2008

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘A Villa amongst Trees, near Monte Mario, Rome 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2008, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-villa-amongst-trees-near-monte-mario-rome-r1139681, accessed 22 May 2022.