Joseph Mallord William Turner

Landscape Sketches; ?Including a Distant View of Vesuvius, and Ruins at Gaeta

1819

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 × 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D15999
Turner Bequest CLXXXVI 44 a

Catalogue entry

The various landscape sketches on this page are too rough to be positively identified. However one may represent a distant view of Vesuvius (bottom left, parallel with left-hand edge), and another is inscribed ‘Gaeta’ (bottom right, parallel with right-hand edge), a town on the Tyrrhenian coast between Terracina and Formia on the nineteenth-century route between Rome and Naples.

Nicola Moorby
July 2010

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