Joseph Mallord William Turner

Distant View of Nepi

1819

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 110 x 186 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D14805
Turner Bequest CLXXVII 78

Catalogue entry

After Civita Castellana, Turner’s route to Rome led him south-west to Nepi, a town approximately twenty-three miles north of the Eternal City. Turner’s inscription on this sketch suggests that his rough drawing of buildings above a gorge depicts a distant view of Nepi from the village of Castel Sant’Elia.

Nicola Moorby
November 2008

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