Joseph Mallord William Turner

Part of a View of Lake 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
D15566
Turner Bequest CLXXXIV 6 a

Catalogue entry

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).

Nicola Moorby
April 2010

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