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

Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin A View on the Lake of Bolsena c.1794-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
Folio 55 Recto:
A View on the Lake of Bolsena c.1794–8
D36468
Turner Bequest CCCLXXIII 55
Pencil with grey and blue washes 179 x 269 mm mounted on white cartridge paper, 363 x 495 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXXIII – 55’ on mount, bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Bell and Girtin relate this drawing to Beaumont tracing no.23.3 (after John Robert Cozens, 1752–1797; Yale Center for British Art, New Haven).1
1
Bell and Girtin 1935, p.48 under no.166, pl.XVIIa.
Verso:
Blank (laid down); the inscription (probably by Thomas Girtin in pencil) noted by Finberg and transcribed as the work’s title, ‘Lago di Bolsena’, is no longer apparent.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A View on the Lake of Bolsena c.1794–8 by Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin’, catalogue entry, April 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, December 2012, http://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-thomas-girtin-a-view-on-the-lake-of-bolsena-r1140640, accessed 21 April 2014.