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

Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin Lago Di Vico from the Hill of Viterbo c.1794-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
Folio 63 Recto:
Lago Di Vico from the Hill of Viterbo c.1794–8
D36476
Turner Bequest CCCLXXIII 63
Pencil and grey and blue wash on white wove paper, 174 x 240 mm mounted on white cartridge paper, 363 x 495 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Inscribed in pencil ‘63’ on mount, top right
Inscribed in a later hand in pencil ‘“Lago di Vico from the Hill of Viterbo”’ on mount, bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXXIII – 63’ on mount, bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is apparently derived from the drawing recorded in Beaumont tracing no.52 (B) (after John Robert Cozens, 1752–1797; Yale Center for British Art, New Haven); Bell and Girtin give the source as Beaumont tracing no.132 (also at Yale).1
1
Bell and Girtin 1934, p.48 under no.164.
Verso:
Blank (laid down); inscribed, probably by Thomas Girtin, in pencil, ‘Lago di Vico from the Hill of Viterbo’.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Lago Di Vico from the Hill of Viterbo 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, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-thomas-girtin-lago-di-vico-from-the-hill-of-viterbo-r1140648, accessed 10 July 2014.