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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner View of St Peter's and the Vatican, Rome, from the South 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 76 Verso:
View of St Peter’s and the Vatican, Rome, from the South 1819
D15442
Turner Bequest CLXXXII 75 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 113 x 189 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil ‘[?sun]’ off-centre bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject of this sketch is a view looking north towards St Peter’s and the Vatican. Turner’s location is not conclusively identified although it appears to have been a point on the Via delle Fornaci to the west of the Janiculum Hill. The composition continues on the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 77 (D15443; Turner Bequest CLXXXII 76).

Nicola Moorby
May 2008

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘View of St Peter’s and the Vatican, Rome, from the South 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 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-of-st-peters-and-the-vatican-rome-from-the-south-r1132737, accessed 01 December 2020.