Joseph Mallord William TurnerLake Albano and the Convent of Palazzola 1819

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Artist
Title
Lake Albano and the Convent of Palazzola
From Albano, Nemi, Rome Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CLXXXII
Date 1819
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 113 x 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D15319
Turner Bequest CLXXXII 14
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 14 Recto:
Lake Albano and the Convent of Palazzola 1819
D15319
Turner Bequest CLXXXII 14
Pencil on white wove paper, 113 x 189 mm
Inscribed by the ?artist in pencil ‘14’ top left and by the artist ‘Red’ and ‘cold’ bottom left, ‘St Palazzi’ bottom right within lake and ‘Red’ centre left of hills
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘14’ top right and ‘301’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CLXXXII 14’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner circled the Lake of Albano and made sketches from several different points. His inscription ‘St Palazzi’ on this drawing refers to the monastery of Palazzola, an ancient abbey on the eastern rim, visible above the lake on the left
For a full discussion of Turner’s depictions of Lake Albano see folio 3 verso (D15301) and the general introduction to the sketchbook.

Nicola Moorby
May 2008

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