Joseph Mallord William Turner

Rocca di Papa and Monte Cavo

1819

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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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
D15312
Turner Bequest CLXXXII 9 a

Catalogue entry

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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