Joseph Mallord William Turner

Part of a View of Lake Nemi with the Town of Genzano

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
D15569
Turner Bequest CLXXXIV 8

Catalogue entry

Turner made a number of sketches of Lake Nemi, a volcanic crater lake amidst the Albano Hills which he passed en route between Rome and Naples. This drawing depicts part of a view from the north-west looking across the lake towards the town of Genzano and the Palazzo Sforza Ceserini. The composition continues on the opposite sheet of the double-page spread with the town of Nemi, see folio 7 verso (D15568). A similar vista can be seen in the Albano, Nemi, Rome sketchbook (Tate D15329; Turner Bequest CLXXXII 19). For other related studies and a discussion of Lake Nemi see folio 7 (D15567).

Nicola Moorby
April 2010

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