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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Lake of Albano and Castel Gandolfo 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 13 Recto:
Lake of Albano and Castel Gandolfo 1819
D15318
Turner Bequest CLXXXII 13
Pencil on white wove paper, 113 x 189 mm
Inscribed by the ?artist in pencil ‘13’ top left
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘13’ top right and ‘301’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CLXXXII 13’ 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 town of Castel Gandolfo from the northern end of the lake shows the dome of San Tommaso di Villanova and the adjacent buildings of the Pope’s summer villa.
For a full discussion of Turner’s depictions of Lake Albano see folio 3 verso (D15301) and the general introduction to the sketchbook.
Verso:
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Nicola Moorby
May 2008

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Lake of 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-of-albano-and-castel-gandolfo-r1132613, accessed 20 May 2024.