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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Part of the Bridge of Augustus, Narni, with the Monastery of San Cassiano 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 64 Recto:
Part of the Bridge of Augustus, Narni, with the Monastery of San Cassiano 1819
D14777
Turner Bequest CLXXVII 64
Pencil on paper, approximately 110 x 115 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil ‘Narni’ top right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘64’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CLXXVII 64’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner devoted a considerable number of sketches to the Roman Bridge of Augustus (Ponte d’Augusto) at Narni, one of the most famous landmarks in Umbria, see folio 61 verso (D14772). This partially torn page contains a sketch depicting the northernmost pier of the ruined bridge with the monastery of San Cassiano on the slopes of the hill in the distance beyond.

Nicola Moorby
November 2008

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Part of the Bridge of Augustus, Narni, with the Monastery of San Cassiano 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, November 2008, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-part-of-the-bridge-of-augustus-narni-with-the-monastery-of-r1138940, accessed 27 November 2021.