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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner The Casino di Raffaello, near the Gardens of the Villa Borghese, Rome 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 46 Recto:
The Casino di Raffaello, near the Gardens of the Villa Borghese, Rome 1819
D16236
Turner Bequest CLXXXVIII 45
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 189 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil ‘Yellow’ and ‘Red’ within sketch of architectural detail on left
Stamped in black ‘CLXXXVIII 45’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The landscape sketch in the top left-hand corner depicts the view looking towards the Pincian Hill with the Casino di Raffaello, a summer-house near the grounds of the Villa Borghese, see folio 44 verso (D16233; Turner Bequest CLXXXVIII 43a). Similar views can be found on folio 47 verso (D16239; Turner Bequest CLXXXVIII 46a), and in the Rome: C. Studies sketchbook (see Tate D16344; Turner Bequest CLXXXIX 18). Meanwhile, the sketch of trees on the right belong to the gardens outside that casino, continued from a sketch on a previous page, see folio 45 (D16234; Turner Bequest CLXXXVIII 44). Turner has half-folded the paper of the previous sheet back in order to extend the breath of the view onto the paper available beneath.
The architectural detail annotated with colour notes is unidentified.

Nicola Moorby
October 2008

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘The Casino di Raffaello, near the Gardens of the Villa Borghese, Rome 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, October 2008, 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-the-casino-di-raffaello-near-the-gardens-of-the-villa-r1139748, accessed 27 November 2021.