Carol Vogel‘s column announces the sale of J.M.W. Turner’s last Roman landscape that will be sold at Sotheby’s in London this July. The painting is estimated at $19-$27m:
“Modern Rome — Campo Vaccino” (1839), with its vision of the Italian capital bathed in a cloudy light, is well known among Turner enthusiasts. It has been on loan to the National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh since 1978 and was displayed in exhibitions at the Victoria and Albert, the Tate and other London museums, as well as in a 2007-8 Turner show at the National Gallery of Art in Washington.
The painting’s provenance is unusual. It has been on the market only once before, in 1878, when it was bought in London by the fifth Earl of Rosebery, who briefly served as prime minister after Gladstone. It has remained in the family ever since.
Inside Art: J.M.W. Turner’s Last Rome Painting to Be Sold (New York Times)