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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Vatican, from the North of Rome, near the Muro Torto and the Porto del Popolo 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 2 Recto:
The Vatican, from the North of Rome, near the Muro Torto and the Porto del Popolo 1819
D16401
Turner Bequest CXC 6
Pencil and traces of grey watercolour on white wove paper, 130 x 255 mm
Inscribed by ?John Ruskin in red ink ‘2’ top right and by an unknown hand in pencil ‘6’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CXC 6’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page contains part of a panoramic landscape view continued from the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 1 verso (D16400; Turner Bequest CXC 5a). The subject, is not as Finberg suggested the Esquiline Hill, but a view of the Muro Torto and the Porta del Popolo from the north of Rome. The buildings depicted here include the long stretch of the Vatican seen in the distance.

Nicola Moorby
June 2009

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘The Vatican, from the North of Rome, near the Muro Torto and the Porto del Popolo 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2009, 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-vatican-from-the-north-of-rome-near-the-muro-torto-and-r1132496, accessed 17 June 2024.