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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Ruined Aqueducts at Ponte degli Arci, near Tivoli 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 72 Recto:
Ruined Aqueducts at Ponte degli Arci, near Tivoli 1819
D15060
Turner Bequest CLXXIX 71
Pencil on white wove paper, 112 x 186 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil ‘Tempio di To[?s] | Vopisco’ bottom right
Inscribed by ?John Ruskin in blue ink ‘60’ bottom left, inverted
Stamped in black ‘CLXXIX 60’ top left, inverted
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch depicts ruined sections of aqueducts in the hills surrounding Tivoli. Turner’s viewpoint appears to be from Colle Ripoli to the south of the town, looking east in the direction of the Via Empolitana towards Castel Madama and the aqueducts of Ponte degli Arci, see folio 85–85 verso (D15087–D15088; Turner Bequest CLXXIX 84–84a). A related view can be seen on folio 73 verso (D15063; Turner Bequest CLXXIX 72a).

Nicola Moorby
February 2010

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Ruined Aqueducts at Ponte degli Arci, 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-ruined-aqueducts-at-ponte-degli-arci-near-tivoli-r1137696, accessed 26 January 2021.