Joseph Mallord William Turner

View of Lake Nemi

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 x 197 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D15565
Turner Bequest CLXXXIV 6

Catalogue entry

The details of this swift landscape drawing are very rough and sketchy but they appear to represent a view of Lake Nemi from a villa on the steep slopes above. A small part of the composition spills over onto the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 5 verso (D15564). For further sketches and a discussion of other views of the lake see folio 3 (D15559).

Nicola Moorby
April 2010

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