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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Rocca di Papa and Monte Cavo 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 9 Verso:
Rocca di Papa and Monte Cavo 1819
D15312
Turner Bequest CLXXXII 9 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 113 x 189 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil ‘wood’ centre right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Rocca di Papa and Monte Cavo 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 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-rocca-di-papa-and-monte-cavo-r1132607, accessed 20 May 2024.