Turner 's Cicero at his villa, oil on canvas, exhibited Royal Academy 1839, Private Collection ( Wilton P381).
Ruskin would have seen this in Turner's gallery, before it had been acquired by the Birmingham collector Joseph Gillott, by March 1845.
J.M.W. Turner 1775-1851
Cicero at his Villa 1839
Oil on canvas, 92.7x123.2cm
Exhibitions: RA 1839 (463)
Provenance: Joseph Gillott by March, 1845; John Miller by 1848 (sold to George Pennell then to Miller or sold through Pennell - from Gillott's accounts); Munro of Novar; his sale Christie's, 11/5/1867 (179), bt Lord Powenscourt; bt from him by Agnew, 1872 and sold to Edward Hermon; sale Christie's 13/5/1882 (81) bt in; Sir Charles Seely, Bt (1833-1915); Sir Hugh Seely, Bt, from whom bought by Knoedler, 1928; sold to Anthony de Rothschild, Oct.1928; by descent to present owner
Collection: Evelyn de Rothschild, esq., Ascott, Buckinghamshire
For a reproduction of this artistic work, please consult: Butlin, M., Joll, E., The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner: Revised Edition (2 Volumes), (Yale University Press, 1984), p.233/pl.385