Joseph Mallord William Turner

View from the Camaldoli Hill with the Camadolese Monastery

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
D15874
Turner Bequest CLXXXV 72 a

Catalogue entry

The hill of Camaldoli rises to the north-west of Naples and is the highest point from which to view the Gulf of Naples and the surrounding area. At the summit of the hill is the Eremo di Camaldoli, a sixteenth-century monastery inhabited by monks of the Camadolese order. Turner made a sequence of studies from this location, see folio 73 (D15871; Turner Bequest CLXXXV 71). This sketch depicts an oblique view of part of the monastery with the panoramic view towards the Tyrrhenian coastline on the left.

Nicola Moorby
October 2010

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