Joseph Mallord William Turner

Trieste Harbour, with the Castello di San Giusto Above

1840

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
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
D30116
Turner Bequest CCXCIX 60 a

Catalogue entry

With the page turned horizontally, there are two slight waterfront views of the harbour at Trieste, the upper with the Castello di San Giulio on the skyline to the east. Below, the spar and mast of a moored boat are continued across the gutter from the study on folio 61 recto opposite (D30117).
This is one of a sequence of views in and around the Adriatic port city, made working inwards from the back of this sketchbook; see under folio 57 recto (D30109).1

Matthew Imms
September 2018

1
See also Powell 1995, pp.66, 81 note 18.

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