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Artists
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
Medium
Ink wash and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
None
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D36469
Turner Bequest CCCLXXIII 56

Catalogue entry

This is after a drawing by John Robert Cozens (1752–1797), recorded in Beaumont tracing no.64 (after Cozens; Yale Center for British Art, New Haven).1 Bell and Girtin describe the subject as a view ‘From near Formia looking across the bay, the promontory in the middle of the picture, wooded foreground’.
1
Bell and Girtin 1935, p.39 under no.98.
Verso:
Blank (laid down); the inscription (probably by Thomas Girtin in pencil) noted by Finberg and transcribed as the work’s title, ‘Gaeta’, is no longer apparent.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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