Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Study of a Cascade, Tivoli 1819
Pencil and traces of grey watercolour wash on white wove paper, 253 x 200 mm
Inscribed by ?John Ruskin in red ink ‘358’ bottom right, ascending right-hand edge, and by an unknown hand in pencil ‘75’ centre
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The rough nature of the faint pencil sketch on this page makes the details of the subject difficult to identify. However, it appears to represent ruins or rocks in a landscape with one of the cascades for which Tivoli is famous visible near the top left-hand corner.
How to cite
Nicola Moorby, ‘Study of a Cascade, 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-study-of-a-cascade-tivoli-r1137757, accessed 05 August 2021.