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The Falls of Terni

PATCH, Thomas (1725 - 1782)

The Falls of Terni

Date: 1767

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

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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.

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