Sublime Sites

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

Ripa from Ponte Sublico SS

The Ripa Grande, River Tiber and Mount Aventine from the Ponte Sublicio, Rome.
Photograph by David Hill, taken 11 April 2015, 15.42 GMT
Turner’s sketch TB CLXXXI 41a was taken from the left bank of the Tiber, for the campanile of the Palazzo del Senatore on the Capitoline Hill can only be seen from there. When I visited the view of the Capitoline was obscured by spring leaves. In Turner’s day there was no bridge. The present Ponte Sublicio was built in 1918.

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Published on April 16, 2015 at 1800 × 538 in Turner in Italy: Rome from Mount Aventine, 1836