Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin
In the Bay of Baiae c.1794–8

Artwork details

Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
Date c.1794–8
Medium Watercolour on paper
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCCLXXIV 27 a
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Catalogue entry

The work is mounted with the album page turned vertically, on the same sheet as D36506 (Turner Bequest CCCLXXIV 27 b). The subject is possibly the same as that of Tate D36467 (Turner Bequest CCCLXXIII 54).
Blank (laid down); the inscription (probably by Thomas Girtin in pencil) noted by Finberg and transcribed as the work’s title, ‘Bay of Baia’, is no longer apparent.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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