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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Distant View of the Tomb of the Plautii, near Tivoli 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 84 Recto:
?Distant View of the Tomb of the Plautii, near Tivoli 1819
D15085
Turner Bequest CLXXIX 83
Pencil on white wove paper, 112 x 186 mm
Inscribed by ?John Ruskin in blue ink ‘83’ bottom left, inverted
Stamped in black ‘CLXXIX 83’ top left, inverted
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page contains rough, outline landscape sketches which probably depict views of the countryside around Tivoli. The lower study may represent a distant view of the Tomb of the Plautius family (or Tomb of the Plautii), a cylindrical first-century funerary monument of Travertine stone, which stands on the Via Valeria, approximately two miles west of Tivoli. Turner made over twenty variant studies of the tomb and the adjacent Ponte Lucano, see folio 27 verso (D14975).

Nicola Moorby
February 2010

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘?Distant View of the Tomb of the Plautii, near Tivoli 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 2010, 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-the-tomb-of-the-plautii-near-tivoli-r1137720, accessed 30 November 2021.