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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Two Sketches of Distant Buildings, ?Including the Villa Medici, Rome 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 91 Verso:
Two Sketches of Distant Buildings, ?Including the Villa Medici, Rome 1819
D14831
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
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.

Nicola Moorby
November 2008

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.