Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Town of Nemi from Genzano

1819

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 x 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D15337
Turner Bequest CLXXXII 23

Catalogue entry

Cecilia Powell has identified the subject of this sketch as the town of Nemi above the lake of the same name.1 Turner’s viewpoint is from the opposite side of the lake, at a spot to the south-east of the town of Genzano. The panorama continues on the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 22 verso, (D15336).
For a general discussion of Turner’s view of Lake Nemi see folio 19 (D15329).

Nicola Moorby
May 2008

1
Powell 1984, p.422.

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