Joseph Mallord William Turner

Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples, from the Camaldoli Hill

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: 113 × 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D15881
Turner Bequest CLXXXV 76

Catalogue entry

Turner made a number of sketches of the panoramic views to be seen from the summit of the Camaldoli Hill to the north-west of Naples. This study depicts the vista looking east from the sixteenth-century monastery across the Bay of Naples towards Vesuvius. For a more detailed discussion and further views from Camaldoli see folio 73 (D15871; Turner Bequest CLXXXV 71).

Nicola Moorby
October 2010

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