Joseph Mallord William Turner

Capri, from the Coastline of Posillipo near Marechiaro

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
D16052
Turner Bequest CLXXXVI 72 a

Catalogue entry

Turner made a thorough exploration of the picturesque Posillipo coastline to the west of Naples. This view depicts the distant silhouette of the island of Capri from the rugged cliffs near Marechiaro. For similar sketches see folios 68 and 80 verso (D16039 and D16064; Turner Bequest CLXXXVI 66 and 78a).

Nicola Moorby
August 2010

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