Joseph Mallord William Turner

Distant View of Nocera dei Pagani with Vesuvius

1819

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 × 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D15998
Turner Bequest CLXXXVI 44

Catalogue entry

During an expedition to Paestum in 1819, Turner took the nineteenth-century road between Naples and Salerno which passed the gates of Pompeii before entering the Lattari mountains at Nocera and Cava de’ Tirreni. This on-the-spot sketch appears to relate to the return journey by the same road and depicts a view from the east of Nocera dei Pagani (present-day Nocera Inferiore) with Vesuvius in the distance beyond.

Nicola Moorby
July 2010

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