Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Two Sketches of Distant Buildings, ?Including the Villa Medici, Rome 1819
Turner Bequest CLXXVII 91 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 186 x 110 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.523, as ‘Two sketches’.
The subjects of these two sketches are not conclusively identified although the lower composition may represent a distant view of the Villa Medici in Rome, seen from the northern approach to the city.
How to cite
Nicola Moorby, ‘Two Sketches of Distant Buildings, ?Including the Villa Medici, Rome 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, November 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-two-sketches-of-distant-buildings-including-the-villa-medici-r1138994, accessed 27 June 2022.