Joseph Mallord William Turner

Genoa Harbour, with the Lighthouse

c.1828–43

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 137 x 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D33800
Turner Bequest CCCXLI 118v

Catalogue entry

As recognised by Finberg subsequent to his 1909 Inventory, the subject is Genoa’s harbour,1 with its distinctive two-stage lighthouse; for other views see under Tate D33718 (Turner Bequest CCCXLI 39); see the Introduction to this section for further brief discussion and dating.
There is another harbour scene, presumably recorded in the vicinity, on the recto (D33799; CCCXLI 118).

Matthew Imms
February 2016

1
See undated MS note ‘verso. Genoa’ by Finberg (died 1939) in interleaved copy of Finberg 1909, Tate Britain Prints and Drawings Room, vol.II, opposite p.1069.

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