Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin

Naples: View over the City from Capodimonte

c.1796

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Artists
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 267 x 423 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D36536
Turner Bequest CCCLXXV 15

Catalogue entry

Provenance:
Probably commissioned by Dr Thomas Monro
Monro’s posthumous sale, Christie’s, London, 26–28 June and 1–2 July 1833 (day and lot number not known)
Bought by or on behalf of Turner
This was presumably copied from a sketch or watercolour by John Robert Cozens (1752–1797).
Technical notes:
The sheet is faded and discoloured from prolonged exposure.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed by Thomas Girtin in pencil ‘From the Kings palace at Capo de Monte’; also ‘St Martino’ over relevant building on recto; and in a later hand ‘No 28’; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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