Joseph Mallord William TurnerRocca di Papa and Monte Cavo 1819

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Artist
Title
Rocca di Papa and Monte Cavo
From Albano, Nemi, Rome Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CLXXXII
Date 1819
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 113 x 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D15312
Turner Bequest CLXXXII 9 a
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 9 Verso:
Rocca di Papa and Monte Cavo 1819
D15312
Turner Bequest CLXXXII 9 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 113 x 189 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil ‘wood’ centre right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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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