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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Lake Albano and Castel Gandolfo 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 6 Recto:
Lake Albano and Castel Gandolfo 1819
Turner Bequest CLXXXII 6
Pencil on white wove paper, 113 x 189 mm
Inscribed by the ?artist in pencil ‘6’ top left
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘6’ top right and ‘301’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CLXXXII 6’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner circled Lake Albano and made sketches from several different points. This view shows Castel Gandolfo from the southern shore of the lake. The drawing is continued on the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 5 verso (D15304).
For a full discussion of Turner’s depictions of Lake Albano see folio 3 verso (D15301) and the general introduction to the sketchbook.

Nicola Moorby
May 2008

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Lake Albano and Castel Gandolfo 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2008, 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-albano-and-castel-gandolfo-r1132600, accessed 25 June 2024.