Joseph Mallord William Turner

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
D16064
Turner Bequest CLXXXVI 78 a

Catalogue entry

Turner made a thorough exploration of the picturesque scenery of Posillipo to the west of Naples. This view depicts part of the coast near Marechiaro characterised by rugged cliffs and shoreline grottos. For a similar sketch see folio 74 verso (D16052; Turner Bequest CLXXXVI 72a).

Nicola Moorby
August 2010

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