Joseph Mallord William Turner

Distant View of Lake Albano

1819

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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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
D15316
Turner Bequest CLXXXII 11 a

Catalogue entry

Unlike previous sketches in this book which record Lake Albano from the shores above, this view depicts the lake in the distance, possibly from the hills beyond Marino, which is the viewpoint shared by the drawing on the opposite page, see folio 12 (D15317).
For a full discussion of Turner’s depictions of Lake Albano see folio 3 verso (D15301) and the general introduction to the sketchbook.

Nicola Moorby
May 2008

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