Joseph Mallord William Turner

Fortifications around the Castello di San Giusto, Trieste

1840

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 198 × 127 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D30112
Turner Bequest CCXCIX 58 a

Catalogue entry

The two sketches here, made at right-angles to each other, show rapid impressions of the fortifications of Trieste’s hilltop Castello di San Giusto complex. They are part of a sequence of views in and around the Adriatic port city, made working inwards from the back of this sketchbook; see under folio 57 recto (D30109).1

Matthew Imms
September 2018

1
See also Powell 1995, pp.66, 81 note 18.

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