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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Buildings along the Waterfront, Naples, with the Mole Lighthouse in the Distance 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 3 Recto:
?Buildings along the Waterfront, Naples, with the Mole Lighthouse in the Distance 1819
D15912
Turner Bequest CLXXXVI 3
Pencil on white wove paper, 113 x 189 mm
Inscribed by ?John Ruskin in red ink ‘3’ top right and ‘245’ bottom left
Stamped in black ‘CLXXXVI 3’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject of this sketch is tentatively identified as a view along the waterfront in Naples with the Mole lighthouse visible in the distance. Now no longer extant, the Mole or pier of the old port stood near the present-day ferry terminal of Molo Angioino (Stazione Marittima).

Nicola Moorby
July 2010

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘?Buildings along the Waterfront, Naples, with the Mole Lighthouse in the Distance 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, July 2010, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-buildings-along-the-waterfront-naples-with-the-mole-r1137838, accessed 26 January 2022.