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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Two Views of Distant Mountains, from ?Rome 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 28 Recto:
Two Views of Distant Mountains, from ?Rome 1819
D16537
Turner Bequest CXCI 28
Pencil on white wove paper, 113 x 189 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil ‘Red’ centre left of upper sketch
Stamped in black ‘CXCI 28’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Similarities with other studies within this sketchbook suggest that these two sketches may represent views of distant mountains outside of Rome. The tree in top left-hand corner is an umbrella or stone pine, characteristic of Italianate landscape. Compare views on folios 18 verso–19 verso (D16519–D16521).

Nicola Moorby
November 2010

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Two Views of Distant Mountains, from ?Rome 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, November 2010, 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-views-of-distant-mountains-from-rome-r1138430, accessed 30 November 2021.