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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Distant View of Rome from the Via Cassia, with the Dome of St Peter's 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 90 Verso:
Distant View of Rome from the Via Cassia, with the Dome of St Peter’s 1819
D14829
Turner Bequest CLXXVII 90 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 110 x 186 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner entered Rome on the Via Cassia from the north. This inverted sketch represents a view of the city from the road with the distant dome of St Peter’s. The irregular and shaky line indicates that the artist was drawing swiftly from a moving carriage. The drawing spills over slightly onto the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 91 (D14830).

Nicola Moorby
November 2008

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Distant View of Rome from the Via Cassia, with the Dome of St Peter’s 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, November 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-distant-view-of-rome-from-the-via-cassia-with-the-dome-of-st-r1138992, accessed 21 October 2021.