Joseph Mallord William Turner

Vesuvius from the Castel Sant’Elmo Hill, Naples

1819

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 x 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D16010
Turner Bequest CLXXXVI 50

Catalogue entry

This rough outline view of Vesuvius appears to have been taken from the Castel Sant’Elmo / San Martino Hill in Naples. A similar sketch can be found on folio 52 verso (D16011; Turner Bequest CLXXXVI 50a).

Nicola Moorby
July 2010

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