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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Genoa: Buildings on Rocks above the Harbour and Lighthouse c.1828-37

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Genoa: Buildings on Rocks above the Harbour and Lighthouse c.1828–37
D33719
Turner Bequest CCCXLI 40
Pencil on grey wove paper, 139 x 195 mm
Inscribed in red ink ‘40’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCXLI – 40’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject of this, Tate D33718 and D33720 (Turner Bequest CCCXLI 39, 41) is apparently Genoa,1 on the Italian Mediterranean coast; see under D33718 for discussion and dating.
1
See undated MS note by A.J. Finberg (died 1939) in interleaved copy of Finberg 1909, Tate Britain Prints and Drawings Room, vol.II, opposite p.1066.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed by ?Turner in pencil ‘X’ top left; inscribed by John Ruskin in pencil ‘234 | O’ bottom right.

Matthew Imms
February 2016

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Genoa: Buildings on Rocks above the Harbour and Lighthouse c.1828–37 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-genoa-buildings-on-rocks-above-the-harbour-and-lighthouse-r1182971, accessed 20 May 2024.