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 15 Recto:
Lake Albano and Castel Gandolfo 1819
Turner Bequest CLXXXII 15
Pencil on white wove paper, 113 x 189 mm
Inscribed by the ?artist in pencil ‘15’ top left and by the artist ‘wood’ and ‘Rock’ bottom centre left and ‘Albano’ bottom right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘15’ top right and ‘301’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CLXXXII 15’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner circled the Lake of Albano and made sketches from several different points. This view of the lake from the northern shore, near Marino, with Castel Gandolfo opposite continues on the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 14 verso (Tate D15320).
For a full discussion of Turner’s depictions of Lake Albano see folio 3 verso (Tate 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-r1132616, accessed 22 May 2024.