View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms
Turner’s southward journey from Rome to Naples took him past Lake Albano and on to Lake Nemi. This sketch represents part of a view looking across Lake Nemi from the north towards the surrounding hills. The composition continues on the opposite page of the double-page spread with Genzano and the Palazzo Sforza Cesarini on the western shore, see folio 7 (D15567). The artist has also extended the view onto part of the underlying sheet of the previous page, see folio 5 verso (D15564).