Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Road leading into Nepi

1819

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 110 × 186 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D14816
Turner Bequest CLXXVII 83 a

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. This sketch shows the road on the north side of Nepi (present-day Via 13 Settembre), leading up from the eighteenth-century aqueduct to enter the city near the Palazzo Comunale.

Nicola Moorby
November 2008

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