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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Distant View of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 44 Verso:
?Distant View of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome 1819
D40584
Turner Bequest
Pencil and traces of grey watercolour on white wove paper, 130 x 255 mm
Inscribed by ?John Ruskin in red ink ‘780’ top right, inverted and in unknown hands in pencil ‘780’ top centre left, inverted and ‘CXC’ top right, inverted, and ‘11’ bottom left
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page is blank except for a small sketch on the far right-hand side near the gutter of the sketchbook which appears to depict a distant view of Santa Maria Maggiore on the Esquiline Hill. The church is characterised by twin domes and a pointed bell-tower.

Nicola Moorby
June 2009

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘?Distant View of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2009, 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-santa-maria-maggiore-rome-r1132554, accessed 19 September 2019.