Joseph Mallord William Turner

View of Lake of Nemi, with Nemi and Monte Cavo

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 × 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D15341
Turner Bequest CLXXXII 25

Catalogue entry

This view of Lake Nemi continues from a sketch of Genzano on the opposite page, see folio 24 verso (D15340). It shows the steep slopes surrounding the lake with the distant peak of Monte Cavo partially obscured by clouds beyond. On the right is the town of Nemi with the circular tower of the Castello Ruspoli.
For a general discussion of Turner’s view of Lake Nemi see folio 19 (D15329).

Nicola Moorby
May 2008

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