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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner View from Rome Looking North towards Monte Mario and the Campagna 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 6 Recto:
View from Rome Looking North towards Monte Mario and the Campagna 1819
D16167
Turner Bequest CLXXXVIII 6
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 189 mm
Stamped in black ‘CLXXXVIII 6’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This landscape sketch continues the view from the opposite sheet of the double-page spread which depicts the Monte Mario and the River Tiber from the south, see folio 5 verso (D16166). This half of the prospect, however, shows the plains of the Roman Campagna with a distant line of mountains to the north of the city. Turner has left the foreground virtually devoid of detail although the building hinted at on the far right may be the Castel Sant’Angelo. His viewpoint may have been the Janiculum Hill.

Nicola Moorby
September 2008

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘View from Rome Looking North towards Monte Mario and the Campagna 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-rome-looking-north-towards-monte-mario-and-the-r1139676, accessed 05 December 2021.