Turner travelled by boat between Salerno and Sorrento, sketching the rugged coastal landscape from the sea. This page contains several sketches relating to that journey. The uppermost view, for example, depicts the stretch of coastline on the approach to Amalfi and the artist has annotated the drawing with the names of the towns visible along the shoreline including Maiori, Minori and Amalfi itself. The scene in the bottom left-hand corner meanwhile depicts a distant view looking west with the Sorrentine peninsula and the island of Capri. Also on the page are three studies of one or more of the sixteenth-century watch-towers (known as the Torri Saracena or Saracen Towers) which formed a defensive chain in this part of southern Italy.
Further sketches documenting the sea journey from Salerno to Sorrento can be found on folios 47 verso–67 (D15824–D15861).
- townscapes / man-made features(21,710)
- townscape, distant(8,119)
- Isola di Capri(21)