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The Falls of Terni

Image credit: Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

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After working in Rome where he worked with 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 272 BC by Curius Dentatus, conqueror of the Sabines.

The Falls of Terni




oil on canvas


H 120.5 x W 86.7 cm

Accession number

NMW A 106

Acquisition method

purchased with the assistance of the Art Fund, 1969

Work type


Inscription description

On back of canvas: the Cascade near Terni .P. Signed and dated: T Patch f 1767


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