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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Genoa Harbour, with the Lighthouse c.1828-43

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Genoa Harbour, with the Lighthouse c.1828–43
Turner Bequest CCCXLI 118v
Pencil and white chalk on grey wove paper, 137 x 189 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in pencil ‘233 | O’ bottom right.
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
As recognised by Finberg subsequent to his 1909 Inventory, the subject is Genoa’s harbour,1 with its distinctive two-stage lighthouse; for other views see under Tate D33718 (Turner Bequest CCCXLI 39); see the Introduction to this section for further brief discussion and dating.
There is another harbour scene, presumably recorded in the vicinity, on the recto (D33799; CCCXLI 118).

Matthew Imms
February 2016

See undated MS note ‘verso. Genoa’ by Finberg (died 1939) in interleaved copy of Finberg 1909, Tate Britain Prints and Drawings Room, vol.II, opposite p.1069.

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Genoa Harbour, with the Lighthouse 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-genoa-harbour-with-the-lighthouse-r1183004, accessed 16 June 2024.