J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

Joseph Mallord William Turner Two Views of Narni from the South, with the Rocca Albornoz 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 70 Recto:
Two Views of Narni from the South, with the Rocca Albornoz 1819
D14789
Turner Bequest CLXXVII 70
Pencil on white wove paper, 110 x 186 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘70’ top left, inverted
Stamped in black ‘CLXXVII 70’ top left, inverted
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner’s route to Rome took him around the perimeter of the Umbrian town of Narni from east to south-west. These two sketches depict the view from the road leaving Narni to the south with the town on the right and the steep valley of the Nera Gorge on the left. In the top right-hand corner of each drawing are the square towers of the Rocca d’Albornoz.

Nicola Moorby
November 2008

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Two Views of Narni from the South, with the Rocca Albornoz 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, November 2008, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-two-views-of-narni-from-the-south-with-the-rocca-albornoz-r1138952, accessed 01 October 2014.