J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

Joseph Mallord William Turner Part of a View from the Quayside, Naples, with Vesuvius and Monte Somma 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 39 Verso:
Part of a View from the Quayside, Naples, with Vesuvius and Monte Somma 1819
D15631
Turner Bequest CLXXXIV 38 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 122 x 197 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil ‘13’ within sketch, above distant buildings centre left
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject of this sketch is part of a view from the quayside of the old port of Naples near Castel Nuovo. Turner’s viewpoint is standing just in front of the Church of Santa Maria di Porto Salvo looking east towards Vesuvius and Monte Somma on the other side of the bay. The buildings situated along the coastline at the foot of the mountain signify Portici. The composition continues on the opposite sheet of the double-page spread with the Immacolatella and the Mole lighthouse, see folio 40 (D15632; Turner Bequest CLXXXIV 39).

Nicola Moorby
May 2010

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Part of a View from the Quayside, Naples, with Vesuvius and Monte Somma 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2010, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-part-of-a-view-from-the-quayside-naples-with-vesuvius-and-r1138093, accessed 07 July 2015.