Joseph Mallord William Turner

Vesuvius and Monte Somma, from ?Capodimonte, Naples

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
D15690
Turner Bequest CLXXXIV 66

Catalogue entry

Vesuvius, with its gently smoking crater and adjacent peak of Monte Somma, dominates the majority of Turner’s sketches of Naples. The viewpoint for this drawing is not conclusively identified, however it may be the heights of Capodimonte to the north of the city.

Nicola Moorby
June 2010

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