Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lake Nemi and the Town of Nemi

1819

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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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
D15338
Turner Bequest CLXXXII 23 a

Catalogue entry

Cecilia Powell has identified the subject of this sketch as the town of Nemi from across the lake of the same name. Clearly visible are the circular tower of the Castello Ruspoli on the left and the arched substructures spanning the valley in the centre. The location of Turner’s view point was probably Genzano on the opposite side of the lake.
For a general discussion of Turner’s view of Lake Nemi see folio 19 (D15329).

Nicola Moorby
May 2008

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