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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Genoa Harbour with the Lighthouse c.1828-37

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Genoa Harbour with the Lighthouse c.1828–37
Turner Bequest CCCXLI 130
Chalk and pencil on grey wove paper, 136 x 190 mm
Inscribed in red ink ‘130’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCXLI – 130’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject is Genoa’s harbour,1 with its distinctive two-stage lighthouse; for other views see under Tate D33718 (Turner Bequest CCCXLI 39). There is a related drawing on the verso (D33813; Turner Bequest CCCXLI 130v), and Finberg recognised a link to Tate D33800 (Turner Bequest CCCXLI 118v).2
See the Introduction to this section for further brief discussion and dating.
See undated MS note ‘Genoa’ by A.J. Finberg (died 1939) in interleaved copy of Finberg 1909, Tate Britain Prints and Drawings Room, vol.II, opposite p.1070.
See Finberg 1909, II, p.1070.
Technical notes:
There is some brown spotting to the left-hand half.

Matthew Imms
February 2016

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Genoa Harbour with the 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-harbour-with-the-lighthouse-r1183007, accessed 20 May 2024.