Turner explored the Amalfi coast from Salerno by boat, before arriving at Amalfi itself. This sketch shows that he disembarked at the picturesque town for at least a short time and walked to viewpoints only accessible on foot. The prospect is taken from the seafront to the west (present-day Lungomare dei Cavalieri), and looks east across the bay and harbour of Amalfi towards the Saracen watch-tower on the spur of land to the right. Visible on the slopes on the far left-hand side is the twelfth-century Capuchin convent (present-day Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi), see folio 34 verso and 45 verso (D15802 and D15820), whilst in the top left-hand corner is the Torre di Pogerola. Related studies can be seen on folios 54 verso (D15838), whilst for further views of Amalfi see folio 54 (D15837).
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