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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin In the Bay of Baiae c.1794-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
Folio 28 Recto:
In the Bay of Baiae c.1794–8
D36505
Turner Bequest CCCLXXIV 27 a
Pencil and grey and blue wash on white wove paper, 111 x 188 mm mounted on white cartridge paper, 480 x 368 mm
Inscribed in a later hand in pencil ‘“Bay of Baia”’ on mount, bottom right of drawing
Inscribed in pencil ‘27’ on mount, bottom right, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXXIV – 27 a b’ on mount, bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The work is mounted with the album page turned vertically, on the same sheet as D36506 (Turner Bequest CCCLXXIV 27 b). The subject is possibly the same as that of Tate D36467 (Turner Bequest CCCLXXIII 54).
Verso:
Blank (laid down); the inscription (probably by Thomas Girtin in pencil) noted by Finberg and transcribed as the work’s title, ‘Bay of Baia’, is no longer apparent.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘In the Bay of Baiae c.1794–8 by Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin’, catalogue entry, April 2012, 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-thomas-girtin-in-the-bay-of-baiae-r1140573, accessed 20 April 2024.