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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner View from the Camaldoli Hill with the Camadolese Monastery 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 74 Verso:
View from the Camaldoli Hill with the Camadolese Monastery 1819
D15874
Turner Bequest CLXXXV 72 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 113 x 189 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The hill of Camaldoli rises to the north-west of Naples and is the highest point from which to view the Gulf of Naples and the surrounding area. At the summit of the hill is the Eremo di Camaldoli, a sixteenth-century monastery inhabited by monks of the Camadolese order. Turner made a sequence of studies from this location, see folio 73 (D15871; Turner Bequest CLXXXV 71). This sketch depicts an oblique view of part of the monastery with the panoramic view towards the Tyrrhenian coastline on the left.

Nicola Moorby
October 2010

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘View from the Camaldoli Hill with the Camadolese Monastery 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, October 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-view-from-the-camaldoli-hill-with-the-camadolese-monastery-r1138345, accessed 19 January 2022.