Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin

A View on the Lake of Bolsena

c.1794–8

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Artists
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
Medium
Ink wash and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
None
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D36468
Turner Bequest CCCLXXIII 55

Catalogue entry

Bell and Girtin relate this drawing to Beaumont tracing no.23.3 (after John Robert Cozens, 1752–1797; Yale Center for British Art, New Haven).1
1
Bell and Girtin 1935, p.48 under no.166, pl.XVIIa.
Verso:
Blank (laid down); the inscription (probably by Thomas Girtin in pencil) noted by Finberg and transcribed as the work’s title, ‘Lago di Bolsena’, is no longer apparent.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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