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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Trieste Cathedral and the Castello di San Giusto, with the Coast of the Gulf Beyond 1840

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 57 Verso:
Trieste Cathedral and the Castello di San Giusto, with the Coast of the Gulf Beyond 1840
D30110
Turner Bequest CCXCIX 57a
Pencil on cream wove paper, 127 x 198 mm
Partial watermark ‘J. Wh
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The west front of Trieste Cathedral, with its rose window and adjoining campanile (now obscured by trees on this side), is seen on the right with the central keep of the Castello di San Giusto beyond, above the sweep of the rugged coast overlooking the gulf towards the left. This is one of a sequence of views in and around the Adriatic port city of Trieste made working inwards from the back of this sketchbook; see under the recto for details (D30109).1
1
See also Powell 1995, pp.66, 81 note 18.
Technical notes:
For a discussion of the spurious Whatman watermark here and elsewhere in the sketchbook, see the overall technical notes in its Introduction.1

Matthew Imms
September 2018

1
See also Bower 1999, pp.74–6.

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Trieste Cathedral and the Castello di San Giusto, with the Coast of the Gulf Beyond 1840 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2018, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2019, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-trieste-cathedral-and-the-castello-di-san-giusto-with-the-r1196960, accessed 19 September 2021.