Joseph Mallord William Turner

Part of a View of ?Mergellina from Naples

1819

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 x 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D15938
Turner Bequest CLXXXVI 16

Catalogue entry

The subject of the landscape sketch on this partial, torn page appears to be a distant view of the Mergellina coastline, south-west of Naples, with the Posillipo Hill beyond. The vantage point may be the Chiaia waterfront. The composition continues on the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 15 verso (D15937).

Nicola Moorby
July 2010

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