Joseph Mallord William Turner

Capua from the North

1819

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 122 x 197 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D15620
Turner Bequest CLXXXIV 32 a

Catalogue entry

As Turner’s inscription identifies, this sketch depicts Capua, a town approximately sixteen miles north of Naples which formed a staging post on the nineteenth-century route from Rome. The view is taken from the northern approach to the town with the Volturno river in the foreground and the peak of Monte Tifata visible in the background. Further studies of Capua can be seen on folios 33 and 34–35 verso (D15619 and D15621–D15624; Turner Bequest CLXXXIV 32 and 33–34a).

Nicola Moorby
April 2010

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