Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sketches on the Coast of Posillipo, Including the ?Scuola di Virgilio

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
D16053
Turner Bequest CLXXXVI 73

Catalogue entry

Between the small village of Marechiaro and the island of Nisida the Posillipo coastline is characterised by grottos and inlets, as well as a number of ancient Roman ruins such as the Palazzo degli Spiriti (Palace of the Spirits), the Villa of Publius Vedius Pollo and the so-called Scuola di Virgilo (School of Virgil). This page appears to contains sketches of some of these shoreline caves and ruins.

Nicola Moorby
July 2010

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