Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin

In the Bay of Baiae

c.1794–8

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Artists
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
None
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D36505
Turner Bequest CCCLXXIV 27 a

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).
Verso:
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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