Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lake Nemi with the Town of Nemi

1819

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 122 x 197 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D15571
Turner Bequest CLXXXIV 9

Catalogue entry

The town of Nemi stands on the slopes above the eastern shores of the lake of the same name, approximately eighteen miles south-east of Rome. This swift, rough sketch represents a view of the town from the north. A similar vista can be found on folios 7 verso and 8 verso (D15568 and D15570). For further related studies and a general discussion of Lake Nemi see folio 7 (D1567).

Nicola Moorby
April 2010

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