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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin Ruined Buildings at Albano c.1794-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
Folio 20 Recto:
Ruined Buildings at Albano c.1794–8
Turner Bequest CCCLXXIII 20
Pencil and grey and grey-blue wash on white wove paper, 216 x 272 mm mounted on white cartridge paper, 363 x 495 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Inscribed in pencil ‘20’ on mount, top right
Inscribed in a later hand in pencil ‘“at Albano”’ on mount, bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXXIII – 20’ on mount, bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Blank (laid down); the inscription (probably by Thomas Girtin in pencil) noted by Finberg and transcribed as the work’s title, ‘At Albano’, is no longer apparent.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Ruined Buildings at Albano 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-ruined-buildings-at-albano-r1140605, accessed 26 May 2024.