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 10 Verso:
Lake Albano 1819
D15314
Turner Bequest CLXXXII 10 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 113 x 189 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil ‘Rock’ within sketch bottom left
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘1384’ top left, inverted
 
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 some of the buildings on the slopes around the periphery of the lake. In the bottom left-hand corner Turner has drawn a figure kneeling before a roadside crucifix. The view continues on the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 11 (D15315).
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-r1132609, accessed 19 May 2024.