Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Sketch of Cliffs along the Posillipo Coastline

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
D16050
Turner Bequest CLXXXVI 71 a

Catalogue entry

The details of this sketch are too rough to be positively deciphered although they appear to depict cliffs above the sea, possibly part of the rocky Posillipo coastline west of Naples. The meaning of the inscriptions is also unidentified.

Nicola Moorby
August 2010

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