The Falls of Terni
PATCH, Thomas (1725 - 1782)
Media: oil on canvas
Size: 120.5 x 87.0 cm
Acquired: 1969; Purchase; with assistance of the Art Fund
Accession Number: NMW A 106
After working in Rome where he worked with Joseph Vernet, Patch settled in Florence in 1757
He specialised in caricature groups of visitors such as Sir Watkin William-Wynn and his friends. Patch also painted views of sights popular with Grand Tourists. The spectacular man-made falls or cascade at Terni, near Perugia, are 200 meters high and were cut in 272BC by Curius Dentatus, conqueror of the Sabines.