This pastel drawing depicts the Italian town of Todi in Umbria. The ‘rocca’ of the title is the town’s medieval fortress and highest point. This drawing shows the view of the town as seen from the fortress, with the Tevere valley below. Bone visited Italy from 1910-12 - it was his first prolonged visit abroad. This drawing is very different from the precise, architectural etchings with which Bone is normally associated. The expressionistic treatment of the landscape is reminiscent of the Spanish artist El Greco.