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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Cathedral at Frascati, from the Villa Aldobrandini 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 30 Recto:
The Cathedral at Frascati, from the Villa Aldobrandini 1819
D15351
Turner Bequest CLXXXII 30
Pencil on white wove paper, 113 x 189 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘30’ top right and ‘301’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CLXXXII 30’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Cecilia Powell has identified this sketch as a view of Frascati from the Villa Aldobrandini (also known as the Villa Belvedere). Clearly visible are the two towers flanking the façade of the Cathedral, the Basilica of St Peter the Apostle. Turner drew the vista again on the next two double-page spreads, see folios 30 verso–31, and 31 verso–32 (D15352–D15353 and D15354–D15355).

Nicola Moorby
May 2008

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘The Cathedral at Frascati, from the Villa Aldobrandini 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 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-cathedral-at-frascati-from-the-villa-aldobrandini-r1132646, accessed 26 May 2020.