Joseph Mallord William TurnerLandscape at Genzano 1819

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Artist
Title
Landscape at Genzano
From Albano, Nemi, Rome Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CLXXXII
Date 1819
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 113 x 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D15466
Turner Bequest CLXXXII 88 a
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 89 Verso:
Landscape at Genzano 1819
D15466
Turner Bequest CLXXXII 88 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 113 x 189 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil ‘The 4 Point of R at Gensarno’ top right and ‘Cave’ bottom left of sketch
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The last page of the sketchbook contains a rough drawing of a landscape which Turner has labelled ‘Gensarno’ (i.e. Genzano di Roma, a town near Lake Nemi). However, the precise subject matter of the sketch and the meaning of the inscription are not yet identified.
For a general discussion of Turner’s view of Lake Nemi see folio 19 (D15329).

Nicola Moorby
May 2008

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