Joseph Mallord William Turner

Pozzuoli and the Bay of Baiae, Seen from Monte Nuovo


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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Graphite on paper
Support: 122 × 197 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CLXXXIV 87 a

Catalogue entry

The three sketches on this page represent views looking in different directions from the slopes of Monte Nuovo in the Campi Flegrei region to the west of Naples. The upper study depicts the eastern vista towards Pozzuoli, whilst the middle study is the prospect looking south across the Bay of Baiae, with the castle on the promontory in the centre and the Cape of Misenum (Capo Miseno) and the island of Capri to the left. The lower drawing meanwhile also depicts the Bay of Baiae with the rocky promontory known as the Punta dell’Epitaffio. Similar views can be seen on folio 89 (D15731; Turner Bequest CLXXXIV 87).

Nicola Moorby
June 2010

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