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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Lake Albano 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 7 Recto:
Lake Albano 1819
D15307
Turner Bequest CLXXXII 7
Pencil on white wove paper, 113 x 189 mm
Inscribed by the ?artist in pencil ‘7’ and by the artist ‘Albano’ within the lake
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘7’ top right and ‘301’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CLXXXII 7’ 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 the northern end of the lake looking towards the town of Castel Gandolfo. The drawing is continued on the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 6 verso (D15306).
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 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-r1132602, accessed 03 June 2020.