Joseph Mallord William Turner

Distant Views of Vesuvius, ?from Torre Annunziata

1819

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 x 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D16000
Turner Bequest CLXXXVI 45

Catalogue entry

The five landscape sketches on this page are too rough to be positively identified. However at least three appear to be distant views of Vesuvius, possibly from the town of Torre Annunziata on the nineteenth-century route between Naples and Salerno.

Nicola Moorby
July 2010

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