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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Naples from the Sea, with Castel dell'Ovo and Pizzofalcone 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 8 Verso:
Naples from the Sea, with Castel dell’Ovo and Pizzofalcone 1819
D15923
Turner Bequest CLXXXVI 8 c
Pencil on white wove paper, 113 x 189 mm
Inscribed by an unknown hand in pencil ‘8c’ top left
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This swift outline sketch represents a view of Naples from the sea to the east. Visible in the centre of the shoreline is the headland of Castel dell’Ovo (Castle of the Egg) and the hill of Pizzofalcone, rising to the Certosa di San Martino and the Castel Sant’Elmo on the heights above to the right. The composition continues on the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 9 (D15924). For more detailed studies of a similar view see folios 5 verso–7 and 9 verso–10 (D15917–D15919 and D15925–D15926).

Nicola Moorby
July 2010

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Naples from the Sea, with Castel dell’Ovo and Pizzofalcone 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-naples-from-the-sea-with-castel-dellovo-and-pizzofalcone-r1137847, accessed 15 September 2019.