Joseph Mallord William Turner

Two Sketches: Nemi; and Genzano

1819

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
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
D15339
Turner Bequest CLXXXII 24

Catalogue entry

These two sketches focus on opposing sides of the Lake of Nemi. The uppermost view depicts the eastern shore with the town of Nemi. Clearly visible is the circular tower of the Castello Ruspoli and the arched substructures spanning the valley. The sketch in the bottom right-hand corner shows a view of the town of Genzano on the western shore directly opposite Nemi.
For a general discussion of Turner’s view of Lake Nemi see folio 19 (D15329).

Nicola Moorby
May 2008

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