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Modern Rome - Campo Vaccino by 
																	Joseph Mallord William Turner

Joseph Mallord William Turner

( British, 1775 - 1851 )

Modern Rome - Campo Vaccino

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Materials:

oil on canvas (unlined)

Measurements:

35.51 in. (90.20 cm.) (height) by 48.03 in. (122.00 cm.) (width)

Description:

held in the original plaster gilt and glazed frame

Exhibited:

London, Royal Academy, 1839, no. 70; London, Royal Academy, Winter Exhibition, 1896, no. 8; London, Whitechapel Art Gallery, JMW Turner RA, 1953, no. 91; London, Victoria & Albert Museum, Byron, 1974, no. S39; London, Tate Gallery and Royal Academy, Turner, 1974-75, no. 517; London, Tate Gallery, Turner and Byron, 1992, no. 37; Bristol, City Museum and Art Gallery, Imagining Rome, 1996, no. 11; Essen, Museum Folkwang, William Turner, Licht und Faber, 2001, no. 194; Washington, National Gallery of Art, JMW Turner, 2007-8, no. 118; Ferrara, Edinburgh and Budapest, Turner and Italy, 2009-2010, no. 94; Edinburgh, on loan to the National Gallery of Scotland since 1978 (apart from the exhibitions mentioned above)

Literature:

J. Burnet and P Cunningham, Turner and His Works, London 1852, pp. 29, 118 no. 199; W. Thornbury, The Life of JMW Turner, RA, London 1862, Vol. I, p. 232, Vol. II, p. 400; W. Frost ARA, A Complete Catalogue of Paintings in the collection of the late HAJ Munro Esq of Novar, privately printed 1865, p. 95, no. 135; W. Thornbury, The Life of JMW Turner RA, London 1877, pp. 105, 579; P. G. Hamerton, The Life of JMW Turner RA, Philadelphia 1879, p. 279; C. F. Bell, A List of the Works contributed to Public Exhibitions by JMW Turner, London 1901, pp. 130, 236-7, no. 201 (also under 214); Sir W. Armstrong, Turner, London 1902, pp. 121, 228; A.J. Finberg, The Life of JMW Turner, London 1961, pp. 373, 502, no. 484; J. Rothenstein and M. Butlin, Turner, London 1964, pp. 12, 56; J. Gage, 'Turner's Academic Friendships: CL Eastlake' Burlington Magazine, Vol. CX, London 1968, p. 682; L. Herrman, Turner: Paintings, Watercolours, Prints and Drawings, Oxford 1975, p. 47; M. Butlin and E. Joll, The Paintings of JMW Turner, New Haven 1977, Text Vol., pp. 366, 378-379, Plates Vol., pl. 355; A. Wilton, JMW Turner, London 1979, p. 284, no. P.379; W. Vaughan, 'Landscape and the Irony of Nature,' Art History, Vol. II, London 1979, pp. 471-2; M. Kitson, 'Turner and Claude' Turner Studies, Vol. II, London 1983, pp. 10.14; E. Joll and M. Butlin, L'Opera Completa di Turner, Milan 1982, no. 440; M. Butlin and E. Joll, Paintings of JMW Turner, New Haven 1984, Text Vol., p. 232, no. 379, Plates Vol., pl. 383; J. Gage, JMW Turner, A Wonderful Range of Mind, New Haven 1987, fig 36, pp. 56, 58; K. Nicholson, Turner's Classical Landscape: Myth and Meaning, Princeton1990, pp. 119-123; J. Egerton, Making and Meaning, Turner The Fighting Temeraire, London 1995, pp. 80, 84; J. Egerton, The British School, London 1998, p. 312; C. Baker, Turner's Italy, Edinburgh 2009, pp. 21-24, pl. 15

Provenance:

Hugh A. J Munro of Novar, (c. 1797-1864), acquired from the artist at the Royal Academy exhibition in 1839; By family descent until sold; "The Novar Collection Formed by that distinguished amateur, the late Hugh A.J. Munro, Esq. The intimate friend and Executor of JMW Turner, RA.," Christie's, London, 6th April 1878, lot 99 (bt. Davis on behalf of Archibald, 5th Earl of Rosebery and his new wife Hannah, née Rothschild for 4,450 gns.); Archibald, 5th Earl of Rosebery (1847-1929), Prime Minister (1894-5); by family descent

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