Not on display
The sequence of sketches on this page appears to depict views of the rugged coastline around Salerno. At the top is one of the many medieval watch-towers which are dotted along the length of the Amalfi coastline, possibly the Torre Crestarella between Salerno and Vietri sul Mare.1 The third and fourth studies from the top meanwhile represent the port itself from the east with the castle (Castello di Arecchi) overlooking the bay on the hill to the right. Similar views can be seen on folio 37 verso and (D15981; Turner Bequest CLXXXVI 35a).
Also at the bottom of this sheet is a small part of the landscape composition from the opposite double-page spread, see folio 39 (D15984; Turner Bequest CLXXXVI 37).
See for example views in a 1793 sketchbook (Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester) by John Robert Cozens (1752–1797), reproduced in Anthony Blunt, Catalogue of Seven Sketch-Books by John Robert Cozens, Sothebys, London 1973, vol.III, nos.11, 12, 15, 16, 18.
- Gulf of Salerno(19)