Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sketches of the Bay of Baiae, Monte Nuovo and Lake Lucrino

1819

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 122 x 197 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D15730
Turner Bequest CLXXXIV 86 a

Catalogue entry

This page contains several sketches of the coastline between Pozzuoli and the Bay of Baiae. The studies in the top right-hand corner appear to represent part of the volcanic crater of Monte Nuovo. The two vistas at the bottom of the page meanwhile depict nearby Lago di Lucrino seen from the slopes of Monte Nuovo. The lake is separated from the sea by a narrow strip of coastline. The remaining composition in the top left-hand corner is part of a view of the Bay of Baiae which has spilled over from the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 89 (D15731; Turner Bequest CLXXXIV 87).

Nicola Moorby
June 2010

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