Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin A Castle Overlooking the Sea c.1794–8

Artwork details

Artist
Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
Title
A Castle Overlooking the Sea
Date c.1794–8
Medium Ink wash and watercolour on paper
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D36467
Turner Bequest CCCLXXIII 54
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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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