Joseph Mallord William Turner Rocca di Papa and Monte Cavo 1819

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Rocca di Papa and Monte Cavo
From Albano, Nemi, Rome Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CLXXXII
Date 1819
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 113 x 189 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CLXXXII 9 a
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Cecilia Powell has identified the location of this drawing as the town of Rocca di Papa on the slopes of Monte Cavo near Lake Albano. The appearance of the town has altered since Turner’s day owing to bombing during the Second World War.

Nicola Moorby
May 2008

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