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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Two Views of Vesuvius Seen between Pizzofalcone and Castel dell'Ovo, Naples 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 13 Verso:
Two Views of Vesuvius Seen between Pizzofalcone and Castel dell’Ovo, Naples 1819
D15933
Turner Bequest CLXXXVI 13 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 113 x 189 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page contains two alternate sketches of the same vista, a view of Vesuvius framed by Castel dell’Ovo (Castle of the Egg) on the right and the buildings at the foot of the Pizzofalcone Hill on the right. The former fortress is built on a small islet connected to the mainland by a narrow jetty and Turner’s viewpoint appears to be to the immediate west of the headland, probably from a boat on the water. A small part of the upper study spills over onto the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 14 (D15934) and a more detailed record of the same subject can be found on folio 17 (D15940).

Nicola Moorby
July 2010

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Two Views of Vesuvius Seen between Pizzofalcone and Castel dell’Ovo, Naples 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-two-views-of-vesuvius-seen-between-pizzofalcone-and-castel-r1137857, accessed 23 July 2019.