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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Temples of Saturn and Vespasian in the Forum, Rome 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 35 Verso:
The Temples of Saturn and Vespasian in the Forum, Rome 1819
D15361
Turner Bequest CLXXXII 35 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 113 x 189 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Standing in the Roman Forum at a point near to the western face of the Arch of Septimius Severus, Turner has drawn the view looking square on towards the eight surviving Ionic columns of the Temple of Saturn. On the right are the three columns of the ruined Temple of Vespasian.
For a general discussion of the Temples and Turner’s depictions of the Forum see folio 32 (D15355).

Nicola Moorby
May 2008

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘The Temples of Saturn and Vespasian in the Forum, Rome 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-temples-of-saturn-and-vespasian-in-the-forum-rome-r1132656, accessed 16 February 2020.