J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner An ?Italian Harbour on a Rocky Coast c.1828-43

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
An ?Italian Harbour on a Rocky Coast c.1828–43
Turner Bequest CCCXLI 118
Pencil and white and red chalks on grey wove paper, 137 x 189 mm
Inscribed in red ink ‘118’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCXLI – 118’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject is unidentified, but apparently Italian; see the Introduction to this section for further brief discussion and dating. The drawing on the verso (D33800; Turner Bequest CCCXLI 118v) shows the distinctive lighthouse at Genoa, so the view here and the seemingly related Tate D33798 (CCCXLI 117) may show the city or its neighbourhood.

Matthew Imms
February 2016

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘An ?Italian Harbour on a Rocky Coast c.1828–43 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 2016, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-an-italian-harbour-on-a-rocky-coast-r1183003, accessed 20 May 2024.