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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin Rome: The Domus Aurea of Nero c.1794-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
Folio 10 Recto:
Rome: The Domus Aurea of Nero c.1794–8
D36423
Turner Bequest CCCLXXIII 10
Pencil and grey wash on white wove paper, 187 x 270 mm mounted on white cartridge paper, 363 x 495 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Inscribed in pencil ‘10’ on mount, top right
Inscribed in a later hand in pencil ‘“Nero’s Golden Palace”’ on mount, bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXXIII – 10’ on mount, bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Another view of the ruins of the Domus Aurea is on folio 11 recto (D36424); and compare the very similar subject on folio 24 recto (D36437).
Verso:
Blank (laid down); inscribed, probably by Thomas Girtin, in pencil, ‘Nero’s Golden Palace’.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Rome: The Domus Aurea of Nero c.1794–8 by Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin’, catalogue entry, April 2012, 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-thomas-girtin-rome-the-domus-aurea-of-nero-r1140595, accessed 18 January 2022.