Joseph Mallord William Turner

Two Views of Narni from the South, with the Rocca Albornoz

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: 110 × 186 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D14789
Turner Bequest CLXXVII 70

Catalogue entry

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

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