Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Buildings along the Waterfront, Naples, with the Mole Lighthouse in the Distance

1819

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 × 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D15912
Turner Bequest CLXXXVI 3

Catalogue entry

The subject of this sketch is tentatively identified as a view along the waterfront in Naples with the Mole lighthouse visible in the distance. Now no longer extant, the Mole or pier of the old port stood near the present-day ferry terminal of Molo Angioino (Stazione Marittima).

Nicola Moorby
July 2010

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