Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sketches of the Coastline at Torregaveta, between Cape Misenum and Cumae

1819

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 122 x 197 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D15719
Turner Bequest CLXXXIV 81

Catalogue entry

The two sketches on this page represent views of the rugged stretch of coast near Torregaveta, a village situated near Lake Fusaro between Cape Misenum (Capo Miseno) and Cumae. The vistas look south along the shoreline towards the distant islands of San Martino, Procida and Ischia. For further studies see 82 verso, 83 verso–84, 85 verso, and 91 verso (D15718, D15720–D15721, D15724, and D15736; Turner Bequest CLXXXIV 80a, 81a–82, 83a, and 89a).

Nicola Moorby
June 2010

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