© Tate, London 2019 | Licence: CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0 (Unported)
© Tate, London 2019 | Licence: CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0 (Unported)

Vesuvius and the Sorrentine Peninsula from Via Posillipo

1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner

From the collection

Title

Vesuvius and the Sorrentine Peninsula from Via Posillipo

Date

1819

Description

Turner visited Naples in 1819. The great prospect of the Bay of Naples, culminating in the peak of Vesuvius, was one of the most famous views in Europe. Turner's Neapolitan watercolours, like his Venetian subjects of the same year, show his mature appreciation of the watercolour medium as he confronted the shimmering radiance of Italian light.
Gallery label, August 2004

Medium: Graphite and watercolour on paper
Credit line: 'Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856'

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Location

Mount Vesuvius, Campania, Italy

Country

Continent

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