Joseph Mallord William Turner

Four Sketches at Nocera dei Pagani

1819

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 189 x 113 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D15807
Turner Bequest CLXXXV 37

Catalogue entry

Turner’s inscription suggests that the subject of these four sketches is Nocera dei Pagani (present-day Nocera Inferiore), a town on the inland road between Naples and Salerno where the route enters the Lattari Mountains. In the third view from the top the smoking crater of Vesuvius can be seen in the distance on the left-hand side. For other views of Nocera see the Naples, Paestum, Rome sketchbook (Tate D15998, D16084 and D16086; Turner Bequest CLXXXVI 44, 89 and 90).

Nicola Moorby
October 2010

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