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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Part of a View from Monte Testaccio, Rome 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 8 Recto:
Part of a View from Monte Testaccio, Rome 1819
D16498
Turner Bequest CXCI 8
Pencil on white wove paper, 113 x 189 mm
Stamped in black ‘CXCI 8’ top left, inverted
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner made a series of drawings from the high vantage point of Monte Testaccio, an artificial hill in southern Rome constructed from a Roman pottery dump, see folios 6 verso–8 verso (D16495–D16499). This sketch records part of the view looking south. The rest of the drawing continues on the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 7 verso (D16497).

Nicola Moorby
February 2009

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Part of a View from Monte Testaccio, Rome 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 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-part-of-a-view-from-monte-testaccio-rome-r1138391, accessed 19 May 2022.