J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Lake Agnano or Lake Avernus in the Campi Flegrei 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 79 Recto:
?Lake Agnano or Lake Avernus in the Campi Flegrei 1819
D15711
Turner Bequest CLXXXIV 77
Pencil on white wove paper, 122 x 197 mm
Inscribed by ?John Ruskin in blue ink ‘281’ top left, inverted and ‘77’ bottom left, inverted
Stamped in black ‘CLXXXIV 77’ top left, inverted
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject of the sketches on this page are not conclusively identified but they appear to depict one of the volcanic lakes in the Campi Flegrei region (Phlegraean or Burning Fields), probably either Lake Avernus or Lake Agnano. A small part of one of the studies has spilled over from the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 78 verso (D15710; Turner Bequest CLXXXIV 76a).

Nicola Moorby
June 2010

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘?Lake Agnano or Lake Avernus in the Campi Flegrei 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2010, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-lake-agnano-or-lake-avernus-in-the-campi-flegrei-r1138172, accessed 19 September 2021.