J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Part of a View of Lake Nemi with the Town of Nemi 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 7 Verso:
Part of a View of Lake Nemi with the Town of Nemi 1819
D15568
Turner Bequest CLXXXIV 7 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 122 x 197 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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 Nemi and the circular medieval tower of Castello Ruspoli. The composition continues on the opposite sheet of the double-page spread with the town of Genzano, see folio 8 (D15569). A similar vista can be seen in the Albano, Nemi, Rome sketchbook (Tate D15330; Turner Bequest CLXXXII 19a). For other related studies and a discussion of Lake Nemi see folio 7 (D15567).

Nicola Moorby
April 2010

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Part of a View of Lake Nemi with the Town of Nemi 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2010, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-part-of-a-view-of-lake-nemi-with-the-town-of-nemi-r1138030, accessed 18 December 2017.