Joseph Mallord William Turner

Trieste Cathedral and the Castello di San Giusto, with the Coast of the Gulf Beyond

1840

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 127 × 198 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D30110
Turner Bequest CCXCIX 57 a

Catalogue entry

The west front of Trieste Cathedral, with its rose window and adjoining campanile (now obscured by trees on this side), is seen on the right with the central keep of the Castello di San Giusto beyond, above the sweep of the rugged coast overlooking the gulf towards the left. This is one of a sequence of views in and around the Adriatic port city of Trieste made working inwards from the back of this sketchbook; see under the recto for details (D30109).1
1
See also Powell 1995, pp.66, 81 note 18.
Technical notes:
For a discussion of the spurious Whatman watermark here and elsewhere in the sketchbook, see the overall technical notes in its Introduction.1

Matthew Imms
September 2018

1
See also Bower 1999, pp.74–6.

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