Joseph Mallord William Turner

Views of Distant Mountains from the Road between Lake Nemi and Velletri

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
D15576
Turner Bequest CLXXXIV 11 a

Catalogue entry

Beyond Lakes Albano and Nemi, Turner’s route to Naples turned south towards Velletri. As his inscriptions suggest, the swift sketches on this page represent views from the Via Appia between Lake Nemi and Velletri. The distant line of mountains is the Monti Lepini.

Nicola Moorby
April 2010

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