- Ink wash and watercolour on paper
- Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCCLXXIII 56
This is after a drawing by John Robert Cozens (1752–1797), recorded in Beaumont tracing no.64 (after Cozens; Yale Center for British Art, New Haven).1 Bell and Girtin describe the subject as a view ‘From near Formia looking across the bay, the promontory in the middle of the picture, wooded foreground’.
Bell and Girtin 1935, p.39 under no.98.
Blank (laid down); the inscription (probably by Thomas Girtin in pencil) noted by Finberg and transcribed as the work’s title, ‘Gaeta’, is no longer apparent.