Joseph Mallord William Turner

Rocca di Angera, Lake Maggiore, from the North

1819

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 121 × 195 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D16950
Turner Bequest CXCIV 32 a

Catalogue entry

This rough sketch depicts the Rocca di Angera, a medieval castle built by the Borromeo family on the hilly shores of Lake Maggiore opposite the town of Arona. Turner’s viewpoint is from the north, looking from the Simplon road which skirts the western shores of the lake. For further sketches of the castle see folio 27 (D16940).

Nicola Moorby
May 2011

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