Joseph Mallord William Turner

Three Views of Nocera; and Two Figure Studies

1819

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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
D16084
Turner Bequest CLXXXVI 89

Catalogue entry

The three landscape views on this page are extremely rough and schematic but Turner’s inscriptions suggest that they represent Nocera dei Pagani (present-day Nocera Inferiore), a town amidst the Lattari mountains which formed part of the nineteenth-century route between Naples and Salerno. Turner passed through en route to Paestum, see folios 46 and 92 (D15998 and D16086; Turner Bequest CLXXXVI 44 and 90). Also on the sheet is a swift study of a couple of female figures.
For other sketches of Nocera see the Pompeii, Amalfi, Sorrento, Herculaneum sketchbook (Tate D15807; Turner Bequest CLXXXV 37).

Nicola Moorby
September 2010

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