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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner View of the Tiber, Rome, Looking towards the Ponte Sant'Angelo 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 35 Recto:
View of the Tiber, Rome, Looking towards the Ponte Sant’Angelo 1819
D16216
Turner Bequest CLXXXVIII 34
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 189 mm
Stamped in black ‘CLXXXVIII 34’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner made a large number of drawings with the Tiber as the central focus. This sketch depicts a view looking up-river towards the Ponte Sant’Angelo. The artist has concentrated his energies on the buildings flanking the banks of the river and has entirely omitted the vast cylindrical silhouette of the most famous landmark, the Castel Sant’Angelo (the visible outline is an accidental transfer from the opposite page). The viewpoint is similar to that of another, more detailed composition (see Tate D16358; Turner Bequest CLXXXIX 32).
For a general discussion of the Castel Sant’Angelo see folio 34 (D16214; Turner Bequest CLXXXVIII 33).
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Nicola Moorby
September 2008

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘View of the Tiber, Rome, Looking towards the Ponte Sant’Angelo 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-of-the-tiber-rome-looking-towards-the-ponte-santangelo-r1139727, accessed 26 January 2022.