Turner travelled past Genoa on his voyage to Italy in 1828. This, one of several drawings of a coastline he found 'remarkably rugged and fine', may have contributed to the view he made for Byron's 'Life and Works'. Byron spent his last months in Italy, during the winter of 1822-3, in the Casa Saluzzo at Albaro, in the Genoa suburbs. There he planned his final expedition to Greece.
Gallery label, August 2004