Joseph Mallord William Turner

View of Nemi from Genzano above Lake Nemi

1819

Not on display

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
D15572
Turner Bequest CLXXXIV 9 a

Catalogue entry

Turner’s journey from Rome to Naples took him south through the Alban Hills and past the volcanic crater lake of Nemi. This sketch represents a view of the town of the same name, silhouetted on the slopes above the eastern shores of the lake. Turner’s viewpoint is looking across the water from the town of Genzano on the opposite side. Similar views can also be found on folio 10 (D15573) and in the Vatican Fragments sketchbook (Tate D15106 and D15249; Turner Bequest CLXXX 1a and 81).
For further studies and a general discussion of Lake Nemi see folio 7 (D15567).

Nicola Moorby
April 2010

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