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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 x 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D15954
Turner Bequest CLXXXVI 23

Catalogue entry

In addition to views of Naples and Paestum, this sketchbook contains a number of drawings scattered throughout the pages representing Turner’s return route from southern Italy in November 1819. The subject of this drawing is the medieval castle (Castello Baronale) at Fondi, a town on the Via Appia approximately ten miles east of Terracina. The fortress is a rectangular structure with distinctive cylindrical towers of varying height. For other sketches see the Vatican Fragments sketchbook (Tate D15160; Turner Bequest CLXXX 28a) and the Gandolfo to Naples sketchbook (Tate D15598 and D15602; Turner Bequest CLXXXIV 21a and 23a).

Nicola Moorby
July 2010

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