Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin

A Castle Overlooking the Sea

c.1794–8

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Medium
Ink wash and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
None
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D36467
Turner Bequest CCCLXXIII 54

Catalogue entry

The subject may be a fortification on the Bay of Baiae, north of Naples. Compare the castle shown in the companion album (Tate D36505; Turner Bequest CCCLXXIV 27 a). This is an accomplished drawing in which outline is minimal and the washes are free and expressive; it may be the work of Turner alone.
Verso:
Blank (laid down).

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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