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 with the Town of Genzano 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 8 Recto:
Part of a View of Lake Nemi with the Town of Genzano 1819
D15569
Turner Bequest CLXXXIV 8
Pencil on white wove paper, 122 x 197 mm
Inscribed by ?John Ruskin in blue ink ‘281’ bottom right and ‘8’ top right
Stamped in black ‘CLXXXIV 8’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner made a number of sketches of Lake Nemi, a volcanic crater lake amidst the Albano Hills which he passed en route between Rome and Naples. This drawing depicts part of a view from the north-west looking across the lake towards the town of Genzano and the Palazzo Sforza Ceserini. The composition continues on the opposite sheet of the double-page spread with the town of Nemi, see folio 7 verso (D15568). A similar vista can be seen in the Albano, Nemi, Rome sketchbook (Tate D15329; Turner Bequest CLXXXII 19). For other related studies and a discussion of Lake Nemi see folio 7 (D15567).

Nicola Moorby
April 2010

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Part of a View of Lake Nemi with the Town of Genzano 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-with-the-town-of-genzano-r1138031, accessed 20 May 2024.