Turner used this page horizontally, turned both ways, for two main views of Trieste looking north-east from the sea. Both feature its lighthouse, with a detail complementing the lower, inverted study towards the gutter showing the stone gallery set on prominent corbels below the lantern. The structure still stands, set on a castellated base at the southern end of the harbour, but was superseded in the 1920s by the monumental Faro della Vittoria, north of the city.1
See ‘Fanale – Lanterna’, Istria on the Internet, accessed 23 April 2018, http://www
.istrianet. .org /istria //architecture /lighthouses /trieste -lanterna .htm
See also Powell 1995, pp.66, 81 note 18.
There is staining at the top centre from the leather pencil loop secured under the rear paste-down (D30129; Turner Bequest CCXCIX 67).
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