Joseph Mallord William Turner
Genoa from the Sea c.1828

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Genoa from the Sea
Date c.1828
Medium Watercolour, gouache and pen and ink on paper
Dimensions Support: 139 x 190 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCLIX 213
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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.

August 2004

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