Joseph Mallord William Turner

Study of Trees above 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: 122 × 197 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D15561
Turner Bequest CLXXXIV 4

Catalogue entry

This swift study depicts a group of trees above a crater lake surrounded with hills. The location appears to be the Galleria di Sopra (Upper Gallery), a tree-lined avenue above the shores of Lake Albano which links Albano and Castel Gandolfo. For further sketches see folios 4 verso–5 (D15562–D15563).

Nicola Moorby
April 2010

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