Joseph Mallord William Turner

Itri from the South-East

1819

In Tate Britain

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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
D15605
Turner Bequest CLXXXIV 25

Catalogue entry

This swift sketchy landscape drawing appears to depict Itri, a small historic city situated amidst the Arunci mountains on the nineteenth-century route between Rome and Naples. Turner’s view is from the south-east looking towards the castle and was probably executed from a moving carriage. For further studies see folio 25 verso (D15605; Turner Bequest CLXXXIV 24a) and the Naples, Paestum, Rome sketchbook (Tate D15952; Turner Bequest CLXXXVI 22).

Nicola Moorby
April 2010

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