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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Lake Albano and Castel Gandolfo, with a Study of San. Tommaso di Villanova 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 10 Recto:
Lake Albano and Castel Gandolfo, with a Study of San. Tommaso di Villanova 1819
D15313
Turner Bequest CLXXXII 10
Pencil on white wove paper, 113 x 189 mm
Inscribed by the ?artist in pencil ‘10’ top left and by the artist ‘Chest’ in the foliage bottom left
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘10’ bottom right and ‘301’ top right
Stamped in black ‘CLXXXII 10’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
In the right-hand corner of this view of the town of Castel Gandolfo above Lake Albano, Turner has made a detailed study of the dome of San Tommaso di Villanova, the church designed by Bernini which stands next to the Pope’s summer residence.
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, with a Study of San. Tommaso di Villanova 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-with-a-study-of-san-tommaso-r1132608, accessed 22 May 2024.