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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
D15304
Turner Bequest CLXXXII 5 a

Catalogue entry

Turner circled Lake Albano and made sketches from several different points. This view shows the slopes above the lake on the southern shore of the lake. The drawing is continued on the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 6 (D15305), which shows the elliptical expanse of water and the town of Castel Gandolfo.
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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