Joseph Mallord William Turner

Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples Seen from the North-West

1819

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 62 × 113 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D15963
Turner Bequest CLXXXVI 26 a

Catalogue entry

The rough outline composition on this partial sketchbook page depicts a view of Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples with the Sorrentine peninsula. Turner’s viewpoint is unidentified but he seems to have been sketching from an elevated viewpoint to the north-west of the city.

Nicola Moorby
July 2010

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