Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Rocca dei Borgia, Nepi

1819

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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
D14813
Turner Bequest CLXXVII 82

Catalogue entry

After Civita Castellana, Turner’s route to Rome left the Via Flaminia and led him south-west to Nepi, a town approximately twenty-three miles north of the Eternal City. Nepi’s main landmarks were the eighteenth-century aqueduct, the cathedral, and the subject of this sketch, the fifteenth-century castle, the Rocca dei Borgia. This drawing shows part of the ruined tower of the fortress. On the left-hand side of the page is the continuation of the view from the opposite sheet, see folio 81 verso (D14812).

Nicola Moorby
November 2008

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