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Explorations in the footsteps of Turner, Cotman and Ruskin with Professor David Hill

Ponte Fabricio from

The Ponte Rotto and Ponte Palatino from the Ponte Fabricus, Rome
Photograph by David Hill taken 12 April 2015, 15.00 GMT
At the end of the Isola Tiberina is the one remaining arch of the Ponte Rotto, and beyond that the Pomte Palatino built 1886-90 backed by Mount Aventine. The photograph is taken from exactly the same viewpoint as Turner’s sketch TB CXCI 4, but the campanile of Santa Maria in Cosmemdin and the circular Temple of Hercules Victor are hidden behind spring foliage beyond the left abutment of the Ponte Palatino.

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Published on April 16, 2015 at 1600 × 1143 in Turner in Italy: Rome from Mount Aventine, 1836