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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner View from Monte Mario, Rome, with the Ponte Molle and the River Tiber 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 10 Recto:
View from Monte Mario, Rome, with the Ponte Molle and the River Tiber 1819
D16175
Turner Bequest CLXXXVIII 10
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 189 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘10’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CLXXXVIII 10’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner made a number of on-the-spot sketches and more elaborate drawings of the view of Rome from Monte Mario. This page depicts part of the prospect, the view looking north-east towards the sweeping bend of the River Tiber and the ancient Ponte Molle, also known as the Ponte Milvio. In the far distance is the mountain ridge of Monte Sorratte, known historically as Soracte. For a general discussion of Turner’s views from Monte Mario see folio 9 verso (D16174).

Nicola Moorby
September 2008

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘View from Monte Mario, Rome, with the Ponte Molle and the River Tiber 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 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-view-from-monte-mario-rome-with-the-ponte-molle-and-the-r1139684, accessed 28 May 2024.