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

Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin From Salerno, Looking towards Vietri c.1794-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
Folio 58 Recto:
From Salerno, Looking towards Vietri c.1794–8
D36471
Turner Bequest CCCLXXIII 58
Pencil and grey and blue wash on white wove paper, 188 x 253 mm mounted on white cartridge paper, 363 x 495 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Inscribed in pencil ‘59’ on mount, top right
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXXIII – 59’ on mount, bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is based on John Robert Cozens’s (1752–1797) drawing in Beckford Sketchbook III, p.3, inscribed ‘From Salerno – Septr.19 [1782]’ (Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, D1975.6.3).1 It is interesting to note that Turner has reversed the tonal organisation of Cozens’s original.
1
Bell and Girtin 1935, p.58 under no.261; Charles Nugent, British Watercolours in the Whitworth Art Gallery, the University of Manchester: A Summary Catalogue of Drawings and Watercolours by Artists Born before 1880, London and Manchester 2003, p.94, reproduced.
Verso:
Blank (laid down).

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘From Salerno, Looking towards Vietri c.1794–8 by Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin’, catalogue entry, April 2012, 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-thomas-girtin-from-salerno-looking-towards-vietri-r1140643, accessed 27 November 2014.