Joseph Mallord William Turner

Genoa Harbour with the Lighthouse

c.1828–37

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: 136 × 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D33812
Turner Bequest CCCXLI 130

Catalogue entry

The subject is Genoa’s harbour,1 with its distinctive two-stage lighthouse; for other views see under Tate D33718 (Turner Bequest CCCXLI 39). There is a related drawing on the verso (D33813; Turner Bequest CCCXLI 130v), and Finberg recognised a link to Tate D33800 (Turner Bequest CCCXLI 118v).2
See the Introduction to this section for further brief discussion and dating.
1
See undated MS note ‘Genoa’ by A.J. Finberg (died 1939) in interleaved copy of Finberg 1909, Tate Britain Prints and Drawings Room, vol.II, opposite p.1070.
2
See Finberg 1909, II, p.1070.
Technical notes:
There is some brown spotting to the left-hand half.

Matthew Imms
February 2016

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