Joseph Mallord William Turner

An ?Italian Harbour on a Rocky Coast

c.1828–43

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 137 × 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D33799
Turner Bequest CCCXLI 118

Catalogue entry

The subject is unidentified, but apparently Italian; see the Introduction to this section for further brief discussion and dating. The drawing on the verso (D33800; Turner Bequest CCCXLI 118v) shows the distinctive lighthouse at Genoa, so the view here and the seemingly related Tate D33798 (CCCXLI 117) may show the city or its neighbourhood.

Matthew Imms
February 2016

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