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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Part of a View of Lake Nemi 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 6 Verso:
Part of a View of Lake Nemi 1819
Turner Bequest CLXXXIV 6 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 122 x 197 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner’s southward journey from Rome to Naples took him past Lake Albano and on to Lake Nemi. This sketch represents part of a view looking across Lake Nemi from the north towards the surrounding hills. The composition continues on the opposite page of the double-page spread with Genzano and the Palazzo Sforza Cesarini on the western shore, see folio 7 (D15567). The artist has also extended the view onto part of the underlying sheet of the previous page, see folio 5 verso (D15564).

Nicola Moorby
April 2010

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Part of a View of Lake Nemi 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2010, 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-part-of-a-view-of-lake-nemi-r1138028, accessed 28 May 2024.