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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Part of a View of ?Monti Lepini and Monte Circeo 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 14 Recto:
Part of a View of ?Monti Lepini and Monte Circeo 1819
D15581
Turner Bequest CLXXXIV 14
Pencil on white wove paper, 122 x 197 mm
Inscribed by ?John Ruskin in blue ink ‘281’ bottom right and ‘14’ top right
Stamped in black ‘CLXXXIV 14’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch appears to depict part of a panoramic view of the coast of Latina with the promontory of Monte Circeo on the right, and the Monti Lepini (also known as the Volscian Mountains) on the left. Turner’s viewpoint was probably a location on the Via Appia during his journey through the Pontine Marshes between Rome and Terracina. The composition continues on the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 13 verso (D15580).

Nicola Moorby
April 2010

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Part of a View of ?Monti Lepini and Monte Circeo 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 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-part-of-a-view-of-monti-lepini-and-monte-circeo-r1138043, accessed 23 May 2024.