Not on display
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
D15314
Turner Bequest CLXXXII 10 a

Catalogue entry

Turner circled Lake Albano and made sketches from several different points. This view shows some of the buildings on the slopes around the periphery of the lake. In the bottom left-hand corner Turner has drawn a figure kneeling before a roadside crucifix. The view continues on the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 11 (D15315).
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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