Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lake Albano and the Convent of Palazzola

1819

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 x 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D15319
Turner Bequest CLXXXII 14

Catalogue entry

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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